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Killer Deals on Black Friday

Posted by Mary Ann Gorman | Posted in Personal Injury News

Coast to cost, Black Friday brings more than low-price deals. Tragedy has darkened the busiest shopping day of the year time and time again.

In this infographic, you will learn about some of the worst personal injuries that have occurred on Black Friday over the years.


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2011: 20 people were injured when a woman used pepper spray on the crowd in an attempt to get an Xbox 360.

2008: In perhaps the most well-known Black Friday violence, a maintenance worker for Wal-Mart was trampled to death by hordes of shoppers.

2008: At the same Wal-Mart, a 28-year-old pregnant woman and three others were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after they were knocked down during the stampede.

2010:A Marine reservist was stabbed a a Toys for Tots drive when the tried to stop a shoplifter at a Best Buy.

2011: A 19-year-0ld woman jumped on the back of another man and hit him over a 40″ TV.

2008: At a Toys “R” Us, a gun battle tore through the crowded aisles. While the cause of the fight wasn’t over deeply discounted toys, the violence nevertheless rattled shoppers nationwide.

2011: An attempted robbery ended with the victim shot in the leg. She was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.

2011: An off-duty police officer used pepper spray to subdue a crowd. Witnesses claim many were injured but the police deny that any treatment was required.

2011: One man was taken to the hospital in critical condition when he was shot during an attempted robbery as he left the store with his purchases.

2011: A grandfather accused of shoplifting was roughed up by police when he resisted arrest despite his claims he was only trying to help his grandson.

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