A man has managed to defy death at high speed after a mattress hit his motorcycle in Brisbane.
Aaron Wood of Ipswich, Queensland was going 80km/h in the Clem 7 tunnel when the mattress flew from the back of a truck travelling in front of him.
A video of the incident was caught on one of the tunnel’s cameras.
Mr Wood said with no time to stop or avoid debris he thought he was going to die.
"The mattress went under the bike and flipped me up onto my front wheel for about 50m," he told The Queensland Times.
"I was lucky that the bloke behind me had time to stop and help.
"When I stopped I realised I had torn the grips right off the handlebars - I thought I was a goner for sure.
"I have been riding for 20 years and never had something like this happen."
It is unknown if the driver of the truck knew about the mattress.
"I was just very lucky to come out unscathed - apart from some cuts to my hands," Mr Wood said.
"The police are amazed that I am alive."