Lady hurt during last night's $$ drawing

Lady hurt during last night's $$ drawing

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Attendee

Royse City, TX

#1 Dec 21, 2011
Although I believe Ms Williams didn't intentionally knock this old lady to the ground, the city council should make sure something like this doesn't happen during next year's drawing. From where I was standing, when the winning number was announced, she was excited and she did run and knocked one old lady to the ground, but again she only had 5 minutes to get to the stage from where she was standing. Bodies were packed like sardines in a can, anyone of us probably would have done the same thing in our excitement not realizing that we were shoving people out of the way. I also heard today that the lady did suffer serious head trauma and a possible dislocated shoulder. I also heard there was no concern over this unfortunate incident from the city council, nor no mention of it in the local paper. Ms Moree did not even bother to call the hospital to enquire about the lady who was seriously hurt on her watch. Common decency should have been displayed at the least. I believe the city council should address this incident and put more safety measures in place, also having only 5 minutes to get to the stage should be changed to give the winner more time to come claim their winnings. Then there would be no need for running or accidently pushing someone out of the way.
goodness

Paris, TX

#2 Dec 21, 2011
I smell a fishy. She didn't win so now she wants to sue for say 10 grand???? Head trauma?? Is she in ICU? Who is the lawyer she has retained? How much is the ambulance chaser's cut?
XYZ

Paris, TX

#5 Dec 21, 2011
goodness wrote:
I smell a fishy. She didn't win so now she wants to sue for say 10 grand???? Head trauma?? Is she in ICU? Who is the lawyer she has retained? How much is the ambulance chaser's cut?
I smell a Mindy.
pleasetell

College Station, TX

#6 Dec 21, 2011
goodness wrote:
I smell a fishy. She didn't win so now she wants to sue for say 10 grand???? Head trauma?? Is she in ICU? Who is the lawyer she has retained? How much is the ambulance chaser's cut?
Yep! I agree. My foot was stepped on and I think I have a broke toe! Wonder what that's worth?
I know

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Dec 21, 2011
It would have helped if she'd started to the stage instead of waiting until less than a minute to start out.
hahaha

Paris, TX

#8 Dec 21, 2011
pleasetell wrote:
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Yep! I agree. My foot was stepped on and I think I have a broke toe! Wonder what that's worth?
I was traumatized cos I didn't win so I need that money to see a therapist and it's gonna be right at 10 K. Mindy saw I was upset and she didnt even try to get my phone #. I havent heard ONE word from her!
pleasetell

College Station, TX

#9 Dec 21, 2011
But I guess I will make it! Left there, barely could walk, went to the casino and on the 3rd spin I won $24,000.00. After taxes I still won more than her!
Cajun

Paris, TX

#10 Dec 21, 2011
I was standing in front of the winner. Almost immediately after the number was called, she and people with her started to yell. The winner was standing in front of C of C office. If it took her longer than 5 minutes it was because people would not let her through. I do not know the winner so don't accuse me of taking up for her. I could not see the clock from where I was standing.
She was on her way to the stage within (estimate)
30 seconds of the number called. I know it was much longer than one minute as stated above.
Sunrise

Euless, TX

#11 Dec 22, 2011
Attendee wrote:
Although I believe Ms Williams didn't intentionally knock this old lady to the ground, the city council should make sure something like this doesn't happen during next year's drawing. From where I was standing, when the winning number was announced, she was excited and she did run and knocked one old lady to the ground, but again she only had 5 minutes to get to the stage from where she was standing. Bodies were packed like sardines in a can, anyone of us probably would have done the same thing in our excitement not realizing that we were shoving people out of the way. I also heard today that the lady did suffer serious head trauma and a possible dislocated shoulder. I also heard there was no concern over this unfortunate incident from the city council, nor no mention of it in the local paper. Ms Moree did not even bother to call the hospital to enquire about the lady who was seriously hurt on her watch. Common decency should have been displayed at the least. I believe the city council should address this incident and put more safety measures in place, also having only 5 minutes to get to the stage should be changed to give the winner more time to come claim their winnings. Then there would be no need for running or accidently pushing someone out of the way.
What exactly does the city council have to do with any of this?
Rumor Monger

Paris, TX

#12 Dec 22, 2011
Attendee wrote:
Although I believe Ms Williams didn't intentionally knock this old lady to the ground, the city council should make sure something like this doesn't happen during next year's drawing. From where I was standing, when the winning number was announced, she was excited and she did run and knocked one old lady to the ground, but again she only had 5 minutes to get to the stage from where she was standing. Bodies were packed like sardines in a can, anyone of us probably would have done the same thing in our excitement not realizing that we were shoving people out of the way. I also heard today that the lady did suffer serious head trauma and a possible dislocated shoulder. I also heard there was no concern over this unfortunate incident from the city council, nor no mention of it in the local paper. Ms Moree did not even bother to call the hospital to enquire about the lady who was seriously hurt on her watch. Common decency should have been displayed at the least. I believe the city council should address this incident and put more safety measures in place, also having only 5 minutes to get to the stage should be changed to give the winner more time to come claim their winnings. Then there would be no need for running or accidently pushing someone out of the way.
Well, if you heard it, it must be true.
no broke limbs

Clarkston, MI

#13 Dec 22, 2011
Attendee wrote:
Although I believe Ms Williams didn't intentionally knock this old lady to the ground, the city council should make sure something like this doesn't happen during next year's drawing. From where I was standing, when the winning number was announced, she was excited and she did run and knocked one old lady to the ground, but again she only had 5 minutes to get to the stage from where she was standing. Bodies were packed like sardines in a can, anyone of us probably would have done the same thing in our excitement not realizing that we were shoving people out of the way. I also heard today that the lady did suffer serious head trauma and a possible dislocated shoulder. I also heard there was no concern over this unfortunate incident from the city council, nor no mention of it in the local paper. Ms Moree did not even bother to call the hospital to enquire about the lady who was seriously hurt on her watch. Common decency should have been displayed at the least. I believe the city council should address this incident and put more safety measures in place, also having only 5 minutes to get to the stage should be changed to give the winner more time to come claim their winnings. Then there would be no need for running or accidently pushing someone out of the way.
Hope you bring all thee "I Heard" statements up at the public forum durning the next city council meetings.

“This too shall pass”

Since: Aug 09

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#14 Dec 22, 2011
After the number was called, it was total silence for 4 minutes or so. Remember the number was called out several times and there was a while getting the correct number put on the screen? It was almost down to the wire when someone started shouting and hollering from her place. She had only seconds at that time to get to the stage, so no doubt some shoving did go on. I'm sorry someone was pushed down in the excitement, but people go nuts at times like that especially when money is involved.
For me, it was the last time I'll stand out in the cold that long. I was very aware of the crowd around me and I want to say, everyone was very nice, quiet, respectful of others. It was so nice to see that many people together act so kindly toward one another. Didn't even smell any alcohol on anyone.
What a Shame

United States

#15 Dec 22, 2011
Looks like the city officials and the Cof C haven't learned a lesson. Remember the last one?

These drawings need to cease and be replaced with something more civil.

Maybe something like the state does with their lotteries.

Buy tickets from the participating businesses, and have a drawing with a time limit of -say 2 months - to collect your winnings.

Standing out in the cold at night hoping to win is not a good idea.

Looks like Mindy needs to be replaced with someone more capable of orchestrating events.

“This too shall pass”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#16 Dec 22, 2011
What a Shame wrote:
Looks like the city officials and the Cof C haven't learned a lesson. Remember the last one?
These drawings need to cease and be replaced with something more civil.
Maybe something like the state does with their lotteries.
Buy tickets from the participating businesses, and have a drawing with a time limit of -say 2 months - to collect your winnings.
Standing out in the cold at night hoping to win is not a good idea.
Looks like Mindy needs to be replaced with someone more capable of orchestrating events.
Do you think Mindy made that decision by herself? I don't think so.
notthewinner

Paris, TX

#17 Dec 22, 2011
MsHairstylist wrote:
She shouldve moved out of the way. But then again if ms williams hadve knocked me to the grown she wldnt hv md it to the stage. I wouldve dragged her happy behind down w/me:)
you idiot, she was in her 60's, not 16!! I'm sure she would have gotten out of the way if she knew anyone was going to be pushing the way the winner did. but i have to say, i would have done anything to get to the stage too, but if i KNEW i pushed anyone down no matter the age, i would have helped! i do agree though that if it was me she pushed, or even my 60 something year old granny - she would have had to claim it with me attached to her head cause i owuld have made her well aware that she pushed on someone. they made it better that the stage was in the center this year, but i don't think there is any better way to handle this kind of "raffle" they plan just so that more money will be spent in "our town"
notthewinner

Paris, TX

#18 Dec 22, 2011
What a Shame wrote:
Looks like the city officials and the Cof C haven't learned a lesson. Remember the last one?
These drawings need to cease and be replaced with something more civil.
Maybe something like the state does with their lotteries.
Buy tickets from the participating businesses, and have a drawing with a time limit of -say 2 months - to collect your winnings.
Standing out in the cold at night hoping to win is not a good idea.
Looks like Mindy needs to be replaced with someone more capable of orchestrating events.
i don't think she thought of this on her own, but i do agree with how to handle these type of drawings in teh future. if there will be anymore. maybe not from 5 min to 2 months.
just wondering

Burleson, TX

#20 Dec 22, 2011
I am not a "Mindy" fan, but why is it her fault. No one twisted anyone's arm to come downtown in that crowd. You come on your own accord. You made a decission and came. Than is taking matters into your own hands. I feel sorry for the lady and I hope she has a speedy recovery and she is in my prayers BUT she came on her own and no one made her just like no one made you come. Caution should have been used but in a crowd like that anything is possible.
Righteous

United States

#21 Dec 22, 2011
When she started hollering and stating that she had the winning # they should have allowed her more time to get up there. I know from where I was standing there was no possible way with those people packed in there like that and all the chaos of getting the right # put on the screen that I would have been able to get up there in 5 minutes. If I remember they had the wrong # posted on the screen so the ones that couldn't hear what # had only one way of knowing which # was called.Later I was told that if you had the winning number to find a designated police officer and they would escort you to the front??? So, if I was the winner and couldn't hear the # but only had to rely on the wrong # they posted on the screen and they had to escort me does that mean that they would have allowed me more time? There needs to be a more organized way to get the winner to the front without someone getting hurt and the crowd needs to be aware of their surroundings. I read these statements and I would love to know how any one of you would have reacted. We all know this lady didn't knock the lady down on purpose. Accidents happen everywhere you go. I do think that the coordinators and everyone involved should contact these poor people that got hurt and at least acknowledge them! I figure by this comment that I will be bashed and shred to pieces so, let the shredding begin......Oh and one more thing, Heather Unruh didn't win (I don't even know her just saw the thread earlier.) So is everyone still pissed at Crazy House???
RoflSkates

Paris, TX

#22 Dec 22, 2011
It was organized by Mindy Moree. What do you expect? Her offspring is Chase Moree. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. They're both flaming idiots.
neighbor

Royse City, TX

#23 Dec 22, 2011
goodness wrote:
I smell a fishy. She didn't win so now she wants to sue for say 10 grand???? Head trauma?? Is she in ICU? Who is the lawyer she has retained? How much is the ambulance chaser's cut?
This lady happens to be my 68 yr old neighbor. She's a real sweet lady taking care of her grandson. Suing is the last thing on her mind or any of her family's mind since she was transported by ambulance to Parkland Hospital. The c scan that they did on her head showed swelling of the brain. Thats the head trauma you were asking about. I imagine her hospital bill will be way over the 10 grand she was knocked down for. Anyway Ms Ada wouldn't sue anyone for any reason, in fact if she wasn't so bad off health wise now, she would be the first one to say it was just an accident. An apology coming from the winner would have been nice but seeing how that didn't happen at least the rest of us including you goodness can pray for Ms Ada instead of the snide remarks you made here. Next yr, it could happen to you or someone you love.

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