A 34-year-old man died and a 28-year-old woman suffered an apparent miscarriage when they were trampled in a rush of Black Friday shoppers at a Long Island mall today, police said.
Long lines of shoppers thronged outside the Wal-Mart at the Green Acres mall in Valley Stream before it opened for post-Thanksgiving business at 5 a.m.
"When the doors opened, all hell broke loose," a law enforcement source told The Post.
An unidentified man, believed to be a store employee who tried to restrain the oncoming juggernaut, was knocked to the ground at 5:03 a.m.
He was rushed to a local hospital but declared dead at 6:03, police said.
Four other people were hospitalized, including the pregnant woman. She was knocked to the store floor a short distance from where the 34-year-old man was trampled.
The other three people taken to hospitals suffered minor injuries.