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Body falls out of coroner's van and rolls into traffic

The coroner’s office says that a door malfunction caused the incident.

The incident happened at this intersection on Street Road.
The incident happened at this intersection on Street Road.
Image: Google Maps

A US CORONER’S office has said that it “deeply regrets” an incident on Friday that saw a gurney holding a dead body fall from a coroner’s van and roll into traffic.

The incident occurred in Feasterville, Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon, when a back door on the van malfunctioned, the Buck’s County Courier Times reports.

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 pass by.

The Buck’s County Coroner’s Office says it “deeply regrets” the incident. They say the driver realised immediately that the door had opened and retrieved the body within minutes

The paper says a passer-by who helped get the body into the van thought it was a prank, calling it “the most bizarre thing” he’d ever seen.

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