(PCM) There are many things that drivers must be aware of when operating a motor vehicle, but something tells me that navigating around a dead body on a stretcher in the middle of an intersection was something that may have gotten looked over in high school drivers ed.
An incident occurred in Lower Southhampton, PA where a corpse, which was of course strapped to a gurney, was launched out the rear door of an area coroners van and right onto a busy intersection.
Definitely not something that you see everyday, that’s for sure!
The vehicle was said to be transporting the corpse to the county morgue when the door malfunction occurred. A few motorists stopped to try to lend a hand with getting the body back to the van and the hands of the coroner’s office.
Many of the motorists that stopped to help were surprised that other cars continued to navigate their way around the corpse and did not at all bother to stop.
No one knows if the family of the deceased body has been notified about the incident and the coroner’s office made the following statement:
“Care was taken to respect the deceased individual in this instance. The Bucks County Coroner’s Office deeply regrets this incident and will take steps to ensure that it is not repeated in the future”.
Let’s hope not! It is just downright freaky!