A Brazilian woman has died after being struck by her husband\’s coffin when the hearse they were travelling in was involved in a car crash. The 67-year-old woman was on the way to the cemetery to bury her husband, who had died the day before. The hearse was struck from behind by a speeding car, police said. The coffin slammed into the head of the woman, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the hearse, breaking her neck and killing her instantly, according to officers.
This is one of those stories that certainly produces laughter. But even to myself I\’m not really sure whether it\’s laughter because it is funny, or it\’s laughter because it\’s a way of brushing off the shock of the story itself. Not "funny ha ha" but almost a nervous reaction to a shock?