Southeastern PA

Body falls out of Bucks County coroner's van, lands on road

Body falls out of coroner's van

LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. - A body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy road in Bucks County.

The accident happened around noon Friday near a shopping center on Street Road in Lower Southampton Township.

The Bucks County coroner's office is blaming a mechanical malfunction with the vehicle's back door.

A photo posted on Facebook shows the corpse, wrapped in what appears to be a white sheet, lying in the street as cars buzzed by.

The coroner's office said the driver realized immediately that the door had opened and retrieved the body within minutes.

The office said it "deeply regrets this incident and will take steps to ensure that it is not repeated in the future."

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

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