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Unfortunate cyclist crashes into cactus bush; gets covered in thousands of spikes

Chris Young
·1-min read
Argentinian cyclist Diego Moreno had to be taken to hospital after hitting a pothole in Buenos Aires which sent him flying into a cactus bush. Pictures: YouTube
Argentinian cyclist Diego Moreno had to be taken to hospital after hitting a pothole in Buenos Aires which sent him flying into a cactus bush. Pictures: YouTube

A cyclist in Buenos Aires has come off second best after tangling with a cactus on the side of the road while out for a ride with mates.

Thousands of painful cactus spikes had to be removed from Diego Moreno’s body after he tumbled into the spiky plant while riding through the City East district of the Argentinian capital.

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Passers-by stopped on the side of the road to help Moreno remove thousands of spines that were covering his body.

The poor cyclist said a pothole in the road that he hadn’t seen had sent him flying.

“We were going with three more cyclists, I was last in line,” Moreno said, according to The Sun.

“I didn’t see a small crater in the asphalt and I hit the pothole.

“Thank god I was wearing glasses and a helmet and I didn’t injure my face or head.

“Because the way the spines got embedded in me, it could have blinded me.”

Moreno was later taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.