Florida lawmaker files bill to increase ride safety nearly 1 year after Orlando FreeFall death

A Florida lawmaker recently filed a bill in the Senate to make amusement rides safer in the state nearly a year after 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell to his death from the Orlando FreeFall.

State Sen. Geraldine Thompson named the piece of legislation the Tyre Sampson Act after the teen, who slipped from his seat on the 400-foot-tall ICON Park thrill ride and fell to his death on March 24, 2022, while visiting Orlando from Missouri during spring break.

The bill comes as Thompson, alongside Sen. Randolph Bracy and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, have been pushing for legislative recourse to help prevent

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