An Argentinian cyclist was reportedly hospitalized after taking a spill and landing right into a large cactus. Footage of awful aftermath out of Buenos Aires shows large swaths of the prickly plant sticking out of the cyclist, identified by local media as Diego Moreno. “I didn’t see a small crater in the asphalt and I hit the pothole,” recalled Moreno, who was riding with two others cyclists at the time.
Moreno said his injuries could have been worse if not for his protective gear. “Thank god I was wearing glasses and a helmet and I didn’t injure my face or head,” he said. “Because the way the spines got embedded in me, it could have blinded me.” After the help of passersby and well-wishers, Moreno was taken to hospital.
When the video appeared on social media, users were quick to share their sympathy. One mortified Twitter user wrote: “His poor a**!” While a YouTube commenter joked: “2020 summed up.” See the video and pics below! Listen to Gello turn that story into a song by clicking here!