The 14-year-old athlete Tyre Sampson fell from a shuttle at Icon Park (Orlando, Florida) and there is a video that, according to his lawyer, would show that his seat was not safe
Tyre Sampson was only 14 years old and had a whole career ahead of him in the world of the National Football League (NFL) when he got on the tallest shuttle in the world — 131 meters high — located in an amusement park in Florida (United States) and lost his life in an accident.
The young athlete climbed the Free Fall (which reaches a speed of 120 kilometers per hour), in Icon Park, within the city of Orlando. Initially, the local press did not rel, ease the identity of the minor who died in the tragic accident, but it was the amusement park itself that, after the incident, issued a statement confirming that the victim was an NFL player.
Some of the witnesses who were there at the time of the accident claimed that young Sampson fell from the shuttle and fell to the ground, dying instantly. As a result of the event, the Florida Police took over the investigation and the agents checked the safety of the seats of the attraction, according to WFTV 9, after several park attendees declared before the agents that they had seen how the young man he slid under his seat.
Sampson’s family has contacted a lawyer to sue Icon Park for negligence in the attraction’s security system. The defense, Bob Hilliard, has defined the leisure park as “appalling” conduct and has advanced to the same medium that there is a video, which is already in the hands of the Police, in which it is shown that the athlete’s seat is not it was safe: “It shows that the light under your seat goes out, showing that you are not insured.”
— KameraOne (@kamera_one) March 28, 2022
Un menor de 14 años murió tras caer de una atracción en un parque de Orlando, Florida. Los hechos ocurrieron el pasado jueves en un juego mecánico conocido como la torre de caída libre más alta del mundo. Tyre Sampson se desprendió de la silla que lo sujetaba. pic.twitter.com/ZVXWJnbpNp
— De Primera Noticias (@DePrimeraNotic1) March 26, 2022
— Cocktails with T & the J’s (@cocktails_j) March 26, 2022
There’s a growing makeshift memorial to honor Tyre Sampson, 14, who fell to his death from the Orlando Free Fall ride at Icon Park. The teen is being remembered as kindhearted, an exceptional student, and a standout on the football field. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/1Sfm5OCLKU
— Christy Turner (@CTurnerWFTV) March 28, 2022
This is Tyre Sampson who tragically lost his life. pic.twitter.com/64vtaa16wq
— Stacy Miller (@Pinkmustang) March 25, 2022