A shocking piece of dashcam footage has captured the moment a body bag fell from the back of a moving hearse. Captured in Auckland, New Zealand, the driver who captured the video said they believed the bag did contain a dead body.
The funeral company responsible for the hearse says the bag was empty, however, and blamed the driver for not closing the boot properly. Craig Little, managing director of Davis Funerals, told the New Zealand Herald he could understand why passers-by thought the bag was full.
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"We have a vinyl pillow to lay people's heads on, and at the foot-end of that stretcher there is a metal bar that can look like people's feet," he said.
The motorist who captured the footage did not want to be named, but spoke of his shock at the sight of a body bag rolling down the road.
"I was a bit shocked, really," he told the Herald. "I heard this noise, and the next thing you know I see the stretcher with the body on it flying through the intersection."
The empty body bag was loaded back into the hearse with the aid of a passing motorcyclist, and the driver continued on his way.