A woman and a little girl were trampled and injured during a Black Friday frenzy at the local Walmart in New Boston, Ohio, officials say.
According to Portsmouth Ambulance crew person Judy Boggs, a little girl was sent to the hospital after being injured by shoppers at about 8PM on Thanksgiving night.
“The first call came in at 7:56 p.m. that a child had been trampled at Walmart. The crew was on scene at 8:01 p.m.,” Boggs told the media. The medical tech said that the injured was an 11-year-old female.
“She was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center for treatment and I believe she was later released,” she said.
Boggs also reported that a second person was injured that night by overzealous shoppers at the same store.
“There was another patient there we transported also… This was an elderly female. The crew was dispatched on that at 8:02 p.m.,” Boggs reported.
Officials at the New Boston Walmart would not issue any statements to the media, telling local news outlets to contact the Walmart HQ in Bentonville, Arkansas for any statements.
It seems both injured parties were treated and released.
Another woman was trampled and injured on Thursday night at a Clinton, Utah Walmart.
These two were lucky, though, as back in 2008 a Walmart employee was trampled and killed during a Black Friday shopping melee.