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Orlando, Florida – Tyre Sampson Dies After Falling from Drop Tower Free Fall Ride at Orlando’s ICON PARK

Posted By Danny Dalton | March 26 2022 | Firm News

A 14 year-old teenager from Missouri, Tyre Sampson, falls from Free Fall Ride at ICON PARK while on vacation with his family from Missouri

Fox35 News reports a fatal accident occurred late in the evening on Thursday, March 24, after a 14 year-old boy fell from an amusement ride at Orlando’s ICON PARK. The teen has been identified as Tyre Sampson who was visiting Orlando on vacation with his family from Missouri.

The Orlando Free Fall ride opened in December 2021 and is owned and operated by the Slingshot Group of companies, according to ICON Park’s website. The website also boasts that the tower stands 430 feet tall and is the world’s tallest freestanding drop tower.

This is not the first tragedy that has occurred at ICON Park. In September 2020, Jacob David Kaminsky died after falling off another ride.

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Who Can Be Held Liable After An Amusement Ride Accident?

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced wrongful death lawyer, represents victims killed in amusement ride accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured or killed in catastrophic accidents.

“This is not the first time tragedy has struck at ICON Park in Orlando. One fatal accident is one too many, especially for the family members and loved ones suffering. Two fatal accidents in a matter of only a couple of years is unacceptable. Everything from the safety of the design to the adequacy of safety measures and protocols and equipment, to the training and supervision of ride employees must be called into question. This tragedy should have never happened.”

What Should I Do When A Loved One Is Involved In An Accident at a Theme Park?

“When an accident like this occurs, it is important that key evidence is not lost or destroyed. This includes: witness testimony, surveillance footage from the park, dashcam video from responding officers, electronic data from the ride, etc.”

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

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