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Monday, July 14, 2014

Gurney With Dead Body Flies Out Of Coroner’s Van On Busy Roadway

  • Incident occurred about noon Friday in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. 
  • Coroner said it 'deeply regrets' what happened. 
  • Body was retrieved within minutes with the help of a passer-by.
A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Pennsylvania.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports 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 buzz by


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

The office says it 'deeply regrets' the incident.

They released a statement saying 'that a rear door mechanical malfunction had taken place during the transport of a deceased individual on Street Rd'.

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.

Bradley said it appeared there was a body in a bag and wrapped in a sheet strapped to the gurney. A photo snapped by the man appears to show just that.

'I helped a woman from the coroner’s office get it out of the road, as it appeared to be broken a little,' Bradley said.