A multi-vehicle crash on a New Jersey highway prompted a bizarre chain of events that involved a human corpse flying out of a minivan and a horse, officials said, according to a published news report.
It happened on Friday afternoon, around 3:45 pm, along Route 17 South in an area called Route 4. According to Paramus Police Department, there was a collision between a horse trailer (or horse carriage) and a funeral service livery vehicle.StatementParamus police posted on Facebook.
Police stated that three people were admitted to the hospital with no serious injuries. According to police, the horse pulled from the trailer was also uninjured.
Paramus Police Kenneth Ehrenberg said that the body was placed on a stretcher and wrapped in a sheet before it was removed from the Honda Odyssey. He said that the body was not damaged. The Daily Voice reported.
The accident involved multiple vehicles. It began when the pickup truck that was pulling the trailer crashed into a Jeep Wrangler. That caused the collision, which also involved a sedan, according to the Daily Voice.
Many witnesses were stunned when they saw the corpse fly out from the transport vehicle and the horse.
Brittany Garabedian, the driver of the Jeep, suffered a concussion and was hospitalized.
She described how everything happened in a matter of seconds. “loud tires screeching with BOOM BOOM BOOM AND BOOM,”According to the Daily Voice
“I hit my head and nose so hard on the steering wheel I couldn’t move or get out to help anyone else,”Garabedian stated, noting the impact.
“I was hit so hard my rear glass ended on the hood of the Jeep.”
Describing the ordeal as “very scary,” she praised the EMTs and paramedics that were on the scene.
The police chief said that many of the other drivers and passengers had refused medical attention.
While this was all taking place, a witness said the horse and handler were on the side of the road. The horse was eating some grass, waiting for another trailer to pick them up. While another transport vehicle was also summoned to collect the corpse, The Daily Beast reports.