For better or worse, one more motorcyclist can check "crash into a flying mattress and live" off his bucket list. That's the terror Australian biker Aaron Wood experienced on a ride through Clem 7 tunnel in Brisbane, Australia last week -- when he was caught on CCTV video as an unsecured piece of bedding flipped off the back of a truck and struck his motorcycle.
Without room to avoid it, Wood hit the mattress at about 50 mph and he probably would have gotten seriously injured or worse if the cushioned mattress hadn't slowed him down.
"The mattress went under the bike and flipped me up onto my front wheel for about 50m," the rider told the Queensland Times.
The driver behind him then slowed down, so he was luckily not rear-ended while dealing with a mattress underneath his wheels. Still, it looks and sounds like a harrowing experience.