Lawmakers in Florida will honour the boy, Tyre Sampson who died after he fell from the Orlando FreeFall ride in the upcoming legislative session with a new statute in his name.
Tyre Sampson was dead after falling at a Florida amusement park
A teenager Tyre Sampson had died after falling at a Florida amusement park. Family and friends gathered on the teen’s birthday, which would have been on Wednesday, as State Representative Geraldine Thompson announced she would be introducing the “Tyre Sampson Law” to increase rider safety.
His parents had seen the terrible viral footage of their son’s death before even knowing it was him. Tyre visited ICON Park in Orlando while on vacation with family friends, according to Dodd. He rode the Orlando FreeFall drop tower ride there, which its creator’s claim is the largest freestanding drop tower in the entire world.
According to the park, it lifts guests and then descends them about 400 feet at a speed of more than 75 mph. Video circulating on social media shows Tyre falling from his seat about five seconds after the ride begins its fall.
According to an investigation by a forensic engineering firm commissioned by Florida officials, Tyre had fallen out of his seat because he “was not securely restrained in the seat.” This Monday, the 14-year-old’s family filed a wrongful death case against multiple defendants. In mourning Tuesday, Dodd and Sampson revealed to reporters who their son was and how they want him to be remembered.
Tyre Sampson’s parent’s relatives give him a tributes
Yarnell Sampson who is the Father of the deceased teen said,
“When I found out it was my child, it took the breath out of me,” Sampson said, adding that he vomited. “It took some life out of me as well. It just made me numb and helpless because I wasn’t there to protect my son.”
“I’m trying to give the proper respect to the dead. He deserved that because he didn’t sign up to die. He signed up to ride a ride and have fun and it led up to something else,” “That was my only child. That was my everything.” “I totally invested in this situation” and in getting the ride shut down.
The final conversation Dodd had with her son was by chance, she said to reporters. As Tyre was left for his Florida trip, he forgot his charger and had to come back to the house. “I opened the door, and he goes back in his room, and he’s getting the little stuff he left. Mind you, we know boys don’t like to give hugs because it’s just like too mushy for them. I said, ‘Oh, you came back to give me my hug’ – I actually said my last hug – ‘You came to give me my last hug,’” she said.
“I opened the door, and he goes back in his room, and he’s getting the little stuff he left. Mind you, we know boys don’t like to give hugs because it’s just like too mushy for them. I said, ‘Oh, you came back to give me my hug’ – I actually said my last hug – ‘You came to give me my last hug,’” She also added, “he ended up giving me my hug.”
She reporters Tuesday that she remembered receiving a late-night call on March 24, immediately before having a movie night with her daughter.
“To get the news over the phone, that’s devastating,” Dodd added. “I couldn’t do anything for my son but cry over the phone. I couldn’t touch him. I couldn’t hold him. I couldn’t hug him. I couldn’t do anything. I don’t wish that on any parent.”
Tyre Sampson was 14 years old at the time of his death. Sampson holds an American nationality and belongs to the black race.
Tyre Sampson’s mother is Dodd, and his father is Yarnell Sampson.