Saturday, November 29, 2008

Stampede death on Black Friday

Good deals and an opportunity to save a bundle the day after Thanksgiving, has left one man dead. This story is just so sad to me. A temporary employee of Walmart was pushed to the ground, while a crowd of 2,000+ people rushed to get into the store. Thirty four year old Jdimytai Damour was employed by Walmart as Seasonal Help, which most likely means he was just trying to earn a little extra money during the holidays. And now he is dead.

How can this happen? Are people so caught up in the materialism of the holiday that they forget how to treat other human beings? This poor man was shoved to the ground, and then walked on by everyone that came in contact with him. Not one person stopped to try to help him. Perhaps they too were afraid of being stomped on if they didn't continue walking?

Jdimytai Damour may have been the only death at the scene, but at least three other shoppers also suffered minor injuries. One 28 year old woman, who is eight months pregnant, was also injured, but said to be doing alright.

I can't imagine the horror of being caught under a stampede of people. Here is a video of last year's Black Friday stampede at a different Walmart. WHY are these people allowed to run and shove like this?


2 comments:

Reviewer11 said...

I can't believe this! It is so sad. Why are they so desperate to shop? Something has to be done to stop these stampedes. Look what it has come down to? A death. I can't believe no one helped him. :O

These people need to re-learn the golden rule.

Anonymous said...

This is just so horrible. What is wrong with people?