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Woman sues after being sucked into a grave

Posted on Monday, 18 March, 2019 | Comment icon 18 comments

The experience was understandably traumatizing. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Jim Linwood
Joanne Cullen had been visiting her parents' grave in Long Island when the ground swallowed her up.
The 64-year-old, who is from North Bellmore, had bent down to fix a bow on a wreath at the headstone when a sinkhole opened up beneath her, causing her to sink in to the ground up to her waist.

As the hole opened she also fell forward, hitting her head on the tombstone and cracking a tooth.

She recalls crying out for help however there was nobody around to assist.

According to her lawyer, Cullen became an 'emotional wreck' after the incident and now suffers from nightmares and headaches as well as a fear of walking through open fields.

"Getting sucked into your parents' grave when you go to visit them on a cool December afternoon with the sun going down... it's terrifying and traumatizing," he said.

The St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery has since been sued for a whopping $5 million.

It is believed that the sinkhole opened up due to an issue with how an adjacent grave was filled in.

Source: Fox News | Comments (18)

Tags: Grave, Sink Hole

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by Captain Risky on 18 March, 2019, 16:53
...domestic violence may be grounds to sue. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by Impedancer on 18 March, 2019, 17:53
Is she suing her dead parents? 
Comment icon #11 Posted by Tatetopa on 19 March, 2019, 6:22
One might consider that a definitive message. I would mend my ways real quickly and not go about suing people and being a general nuisance. I hope this doesn't result in some new rubber bumpers on all the corners, child safe gravestone legislation.
Comment icon #12 Posted by psyche101 on 19 March, 2019, 6:35
She is suing the graveyard. The sinkhole was caused by how an adjacent recent grave was filled in recently. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Jon the frog on 19 March, 2019, 23:05
Sure, one of their skeleton was groping her !
Comment icon #14 Posted by MWoo7 on 19 March, 2019, 23:10
AAAAAAh great thread, have to love these comments hahahahahahaaa! AAAH! TOOOO FUNNY ! 
Comment icon #15 Posted by freetoroam on 19 March, 2019, 23:22
Over time graves can collapse,at the cemetary where many of my ancestors are, there are collapsed graves. They have been neglected over the few hundred years . In this case we are not talking about hundreds of years, it was her parents grave. Yes the cemetary are to blame. Pretty horendous seeing your parents resting place collapse beneath your feet. Obviously the adjacent grave was not filled in as much as it should have been. Wow! Hmm, thats a wopper. I could handle a couple of broken ribs and a dip in with my forefathers for that.   
Comment icon #16 Posted by freetoroam on 19 March, 2019, 23:24
St. Charles Resurrection what were they trying to do, make it easier for the corpses to get out by putting less soil in the ground?  
Comment icon #17 Posted by Black Red Devil on 19 March, 2019, 23:39
That's what I call having both feet in the grave.
Comment icon #18 Posted by MissJatti on 20 March, 2019, 7:26
And she comes back from the dead, as a obnoxious sueing zombie 

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