BUCKS COUNTY, Penn. — A dead body on a stretcher flew out of a coroner’s van and into traffic after a “malfunction” in the van’s door, MyFox8 reported.
Jerry Bradley, a Bucks County resident, posted a photo on Facebook that showed the stretcher in the middle of the road. He stopped to help put the body back in the car, thinking the entire time he was being filmed.
“I thought someone was playing a prank,” Bradley said. “Someone is pranking people.”
But it wasn’t a prank, and the Bucks County Coroner’s Office apologized for the incident.
“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,” the Bucks County Coroner’s Office said in a prepared statement.
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