An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Missouri said she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats.
Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during a news conference in her Indianapolis home, urged people to sign an online petition calling on federal officials to ban the boats.
The boat has killed 17 people on a July 19 storm near Branson, Missouri, including Glenn Coleman, 19, Reece, Evan, 7, and Arya, 1 year old. The other five Coleman relatives also died.
His family photos described the walls of the living room he spoke, the silence he woke up everyday, and the children’s rooms as they were before family vacation in Branson. Arya’s playground full of stuffed animals and toys is still in the living room.
Tia Coleman said, “I never want another family to have to do this, I never do it.” “It’s a house now. It’s not a house anymore. … trying to get used to an empty house. “
Two other lawsuits were filed on behalf of other Coleman relatives, but Tia Coleman is not yet a plaintiff. He is finally expected to file a lawsuit on his behalf.
Both cases involve Ripley Entertainment Inc., Ducks International, Branson’s ducks, Herschend Family Entertainment Corp. and Amphibious Vehicle Manufacture. They claim that the owners and owners of the Rides the Ducks crew benefit people safely when they decide to put a boat on the boat despite serious weather warnings and design problems.
Suzanne Smagala-Potts, Ripley spokesman, said the company was “deeply saddened” by accident, but said that the National Transportation Safety Board was continuing the investigation and could not comment specifically on the outcome because no results were reached. She did not immediately comment on Coleman’s petition on Tuesday.
Coleman’s sister, Yelena Brackney, sat next to him during the new conference. In addition to the petition, the month the family passed by said that they supported legislation by Miss Claire McCaskill, who needed duck boats to survive more, or that the canopies had to be dismantled to allow passengers to escape. McCaskill’s law killed 13 people, arguing the recommendations made by the federal regulators in 1999 after another duckling in Arkansas.
After the 1999 incident, NTSB recommended that duck boats designed to work on land and in water should be upgraded to keep them standing in bad weather conditions.
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