Woman says Wal-Mart worker saved her
January 23, 2009
A pregnant woman who was knocked to the ground and stepped on repeatedly by stampeding Wal-Mart shoppers says she owes her life to a store employee.
Leana Lockley said her life was saved by the store worker who was trampled to death in the incident at the Valley Stream, N.Y., Wal-Mart the day after Thanksgiving 2008, Newsday reported Friday.
An older lady, who was standing beside me, fell, and I stopped to help pick her up, Lockley said. I grabbed her arm and tried ... I ended up falling to my knees and people were pushing me to the ground.
The woman said she started yelling for help and saying she was pregnant. She said trampling victim Jdimytai Damour, a store employee, was crushed trying to rescue her.
Lockley's attorney claims Wal-Mart failed to provide proper crowd control for the event. She is preparing to sue the retailer, the newspaper reported.