An amateur cyclist had to have thousands of spines removed from his body after crashing off the road and into a cactus

An amateur cyclist had to have thousands of spines removed from his body after crashing off the road and into a cactus

Cactus Cyclist

  • An amateur cyclist had to have thousands of spines removed from his body after crashing into a cactus during a ride in Argentina.
  • According to News AU, Diego Moreno hit a pothole while riding in the City Park area of Buenos Aires, causing him to tumble into the spiked plant.
  • "Thank god I was wearing glasses and a helmet and I didn't injure my face or head," he said. "It could have blinded me."
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An amateur cyclist had to have thousands of spines removed from his body after crashing into a cactus during a bike ride in Argentina.

According to News AU, Diego Moreno hit a pothole while riding in the City Park area of Buenos Aires, causing him to tumble into the spiked plant at the roadside. 

After being helped by passers-by, he was taken to hospital.

"We were going with three more cyclists, I was last in line," Moreno said. "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."

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