Revealed: Mother who died of a rollercoaster ride at the French amusement park celebrated her son’s second birthday with her family
- Elodie Duval was at the Parc Saint-Paul theme park near Beauvais in France
- She fell dead from the park’s Formula 1 drive after slipping over the safety bar
- Mrs. Duval’s husband, Michael, was desperately trying to grab her foot, witnesses say
The photo shows a 32-year-old mother who died for her family from a moving roller coaster in an amusement park in France.
Elodie Duval, who was at the Parc Saint-Paul theme park near Beauvais for her son Allen’s second birthday, slipped over the safety bars of a Formula 1 ride on Saturday.
Elodie’s husband Michael was desperate to grab her foot, witnesses say.
Elodie Duval, 32, (photo) died of a moving roller coaster at an amusement park in France for her family
Elodie Duval, who was at the Parc Saint-Paul theme park near Beauvais for her son Allen’s second birthday, slid over the safety bar of a Formula 1 ride (File image of the Formula 1 ride)
Firemen tried to resuscitate her in the park, but she was pronounced dead on the spot. Nobody else was hurt.
She was joined by her sister Laurianne, her husband Michael and her mother in the park to celebrate Allen’s birthday.
Laurianne told Mirror Online that Allen had been told that his mother had “gone to heaven.”
“We explained to him that his mother had gone to heaven. He doesn’t understand, “she said.
The woman’s husband was trying desperately to grab her foot after slipping over the safety bar during the Formula 1 race (file image)
((Elodie) was a wonderful person who brought a lot of love to her family. She was full of life. She was a fighter. Her son was her life. ‘
She added that the family, from Verneuil-sur-Avre in Normandy, “was devastated after the loss of such a beautiful angel.”
The Saturday incident happened at around 1:45 p.m. local time and was attended by parents and children, who were devastated.
An onlooker present at the time of Elodie’s death said, “My kids wanted to get in the carousel and we heard screams, then I saw the lady, who was strong, fall.
“She walked across the bar and her husband tried to catch her by the foot.”
Elodie is said to have first visited the park (stock image, photo) to celebrate the birthday of her two-year-old son
Another spectator added, “We have seen children see or cry sick. Some were at the top when the carousel stopped. ‘
A witness paid tribute to Elodie on Facebook after the tragic incident. “It is with great sadness that I just heard about Elodie’s death in a terrible carousel accident,” they wrote.
“Our thoughts are with Michael, her companion and little Allen their child, Laurianne her sister, their whole family and the medieval festival team in Verneuil-sur-Avre.
“Have a nice journey, my beauty, may the angels watch over you.”
In 2009, a 35-year-old woman was killed in the same ride due to her own “inappropriate behavior” and the park was not held responsible, local media reports.
The park’s manager, Gilles Campion, was sentenced to pay damages and was sentenced to four months in prison for two other incidents.
In 2005, the Nacelle roller coaster broke loose. Four people were seriously injured after striking a metal pole, Le Parisien reports.
In a similar incident, 11 people were injured a month earlier.