Morgue Worker Notices Crash Victim Is Still Alive
German woman hastily transferred to hospital
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 5, 2013 8:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A 72-year-old car crash victim had been in a German morgue for several hours Monday when a worker there noticed something odd: She was still breathing. The woman was injured when her 18-year-old grandson veered into oncoming traffic on a highway about 35 miles north of Hamburg. The resulting crash killed the woman's daughter, who had been in the back with her four sons, the youngest of whom also died; paramedics believed the grandmother had suffered the same fate. Unable to find any signs of life, they assumed she'd died of head trauma, the Local reports.

"What exactly happened next, no one knows," says a hospital spokesperson. When the morgue worker realized they were wrong, the woman was rushed to the hospital, where she was operated on for four hours. She is currently in a coma. (This is, of course, not the first time this has happened. See here, here, and here.)

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VooDoo
Sep 7, 2013 9:00 AM CDT
Is it proper to tip morgue workers?
homer57
Sep 7, 2013 7:41 AM CDT
SO...does GOD/Jesus Christ get any mention of this MIRACLE? Why, not one word mentioned...it's just a stroke of luck: Hogwash...IT is an act of GOD! How do I KNOW....I was in a car accident that the transmission of the car came up thru the hump in the front and was in a coma for 10 days w/a broken neck in two places...and YOU can bet, GOD got the glory! What's the matter people are you afraid to GIVE God the glory, are you afraid or ashamed to say the NAME of Jeus Christ! You use His name as a curse word! What is the matter w/giving Him thanks and praise! My mother was told I would NOT walk again...yet 37 years later, I am a grandpa, and retired from the military and oh yeah....a preacher!! YOU CAN BET...I WILL give GOD/Jesus Christ ALLL the GLORY Psalms 150!!!!
HMD-SMD-ITY
Sep 6, 2013 2:30 PM CDT
I worked at a university that taught funeral science. I was with the IT department. One morning, I was supposed to replace a station in a computer lab they used in the science hall. I went in and they were using it to take a CPR class. One time before, it was the nursing department taking CPR. I thought, you're nurses, you have four years of medical training, why do you need CPR? Seems like its a weird requirement to keep your RN valid. Ok, so I see these funeral science students taking the CPR class. I asked the instructor why. He said, "its required for the state license." I can only imagine why.