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Final Indignity

The driver of a Bucks County, Pa., transport van “immediately knew” something was wrong when a “mechanical malfunction” caused the rear door of her van to open, dumping her cargo on the street in front of the Bucks Crossing Shopping Center, leaving the cargo in the middle of the street. Traffic calmly drove around it. The van was from the Bucks County Coroner’s Office; the cargo was a body, inside a body bag and strapped to a gurney. “I thought someone was playing a prank,” said Jerry Bradley, who saw the incident unfold — and took a photo to post on Facebook. When he saw the driver walking toward him, he pulled the gurney out of traffic and wheeled it to her, and she loaded it back into her van. The Coroner, Dr. Joseph Campbell, did not respond to requests for comment. (RC/Bucks County Courier Times) ...He has learned that sometimes, no comment is the best comment. He learned that from his clients.
Original Publication Date: 13 July 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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