Body On Gurney Falls Out of Coroner's Van Onto Busy Highway

FEASTERVILLE, Pa.-- This story sounds like something right out of a movie, but it wasn't. A dead body that was strapped to a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned. The gurney with a corpse strapped to it fell onto the middle of a busy roadway in Pennsylvania.

According to the Bucks County Courier Times, the accident happened around noon on Friday near a shopping center in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. A photo on the newspaper's website shows the corpse, wrapped in what appears to be a white sheet, lying in the street as cars drove by.

The Bucks County Coroner's Office told the paper the driver realized immediately that the door had opened and retrieved the body within minutes.

The office says it "deeply regrets" the incident.

A passer-by who helped get the body into the van says he thought it was a prank, calling it "the most bizarre thing" he'd ever seen.

Most of us will probably agree with that statement.


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