MAN DIES ON ENGLISH TRAIN FROM HEART ATTACK, NO ONE NOTICES FOR FIVE HOURS
So this is not the way anyone wants to go. And no, we obviously don’t have any control of that sort of thing. But this is not on my list for how I kick the bucket, fingers crossed. A man in England boarded a train at the Manchester Piccadilly stop. He was really just making a short run on the train and should have gotten off a mere 8 minutes later at the Stockport stop. But he didn’t get off at all. In fact, he had a heart attack and passed away. Clearly no one saw it happen. But absolutely no one at all noticed he was dead for a long, five hours.
60-YEAR-OLD PASSED AWAY, 8 MINUTE TRIP BECOMES FIVE HOURS, 250 MILES BEFORE DISCOVERY
So see what I mean? I wouldn’t want to go like that. Sitting there dead (to the world!) for five hours. The train carried the poor, deceased man for a long 250 miles before anyone made the grisly discovery. And it was at the Bournemouth train stop where someone did finally see what had happened. A cleaner for the train got on to work and realized that the 60-year-old was not responding and was, in fact, dead. Five long hours later.
HOW DID A MAN SIT ALONE, DEAD FOR FIVE HOURS? CORONAVIRUS PROTOCOLS TO BLAME
So how did this happen? Well, the Coronavirus is the likely suspect. In England, as opposed to the United States, the government has ordered its citizens to use transportation for essential travel only. With the exception for essential workers, of course. So it’s likely there weren’t many people on the train. But it’s even more likely that over those five hours, anyone who was there wasn’t being too social. Train conductors, in fact, aren’t even supposed to interact with passengers. Because Coronavirus. An investigation by the British Transport Police is pending.