Family of a teen who died after falling from an amusement park ride sues, saying many mistakes were made

Nekia Dodd and Yarnell Sampson, parents of late Tyre Sampson who died from free-fall ride, have filed a unlawful death suit against ICON Park and its relevant connections, including the makers and machinists of the free-fall ride itself, demanding carelessness, among other counts.

Tyre Sampson, 14 year old fell to his death at a ride in Florida should’ve never been permitted to get aboard. This is what his folks are now appealing in a new court case against the park.

As per the official papers, Sampson’s parents claim the attraction in question had assured height and weight limits that their son was in clear defilement of and which should’ve been spoken either through signage or from the supervisor itself on place.

Tyre’s parents claim that nothing of that sort happened that day. They said that there was no signage to prohibit people from boarding the rides who do not follow the height and weight limitations fixed by the park and neither did their staff said anything either. So, Tyre was under the impression that there was not a problem and get on to the ride.

Not only that, but Tyre’s parents also claim that the ride itself wasn’t as secure and safe as it should’ve been related to other rides of the same type. They alleged that other free-fall type drops are often secure against a safety belt along with a shoulder harness. Parents insist that there were no standard operating systems in place.

As per the court case, the ride did not have a safety harness and the parents believe that contributed to their son being driven out from his seat and falling to the ground.

As we know that teen Tyre hit the ground from about a 100-foot height and yielded to his injuries. In addition to carelessness, Tyre’s parents are also demanding severe accountability against some of the perpetrators. They’re asking for compensations and a jury trial before a magistrate.


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  1. June 21, 2022

    […] Yarnell Sampson, addressing at a news conference in front of ICON Park’s Free Fall attraction on Monday, claimed his family has not been handled fairly in the aftermath of his death. […]

  2. June 21, 2022

    […] Yarnell Sampson, addressing at a news conference in front of ICON Park’s Free Fall attraction on Monday, claimed his family has not been handled fairly in the aftermath of his death. […]