The family of a New York man trampled to death on Black Friday by a stampede of bargain shoppers has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Wal-Mart.
The three sisters and brother of Jdimytai Damour also filed notice that Nassau County, on Long Island, and its police department will be sued.
"We’re going to be suing Wal-Mart as well as the owner of the mall, the security company, and we’re contemplating an action against the police and the county of Nassau, although we’re waiting to see what our investigation fleshes out about their involvement," Jordan Hecht told Fox News.
Damour, a temporary worker hired for the holiday season, was crushed to death when more than 2,000 customers stormed the Valley Stream store in Long Island at 5 a.m.
The medical examiner ruled he died of asphyxiation as hundreds of people stepped over his downed body.
"Literally anyone, those hundreds of people who did make their way into the store, literally had to step over or around him or unfortunately on him to get into the Wal-Mart store," said Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey to Fox News.