Woman, 32, dies after falling from a Formula 1 roller coaster at Parc Saint-Paul theme park in France
Woman, 32, dies after falling from a Formula 1 roller coaster after her husband ‘tried to catch her by the foot while going over the bar’ on a family day out at the French amusement park
- The woman was driving the Formula 1 ride at Saint-Paul amusement park, France
- Man tried to grab her foot after slipping over the safety bar, witnesses say
- She would visit the park for her two-year-old’s birthday
- She was joined by her sister, husband and mother, reports in the local media
A 32-year-old woman died today from a moving roller coaster at an amusement park in France.
The woman’s wife was desperate to grab her foot after slipping over the safety bar during the Formula 1 ride at the Saint-Paul amusement park near Beauvais, France, witnesses say.
Firemen tried to resuscitate her in the park, but she was pronounced dead on the spot. Nobody else was hurt.
The woman reportedly went to the park for the first time to celebrate her two-year-old’s birthday. She was accompanied by her sister, husband and mother, Local media reports.
A 32-year-old woman died during a Formula 1 ride (file image) at the Saint-Paul amusement park near Beauvais, France.
The woman’s husband was trying desperately to grab her foot after slipping over the safety bar during the Formula 1 race (file image)
Spectator Farida said, “My children wanted to get into the carousel, and we heard screams, and then I saw the lady, who was strong, fall.
“She walked across the bar and her husband tried to catch her by the foot.”
Another spectator added, “We have seen children see or cry sick. Some were at the top when the carousel stopped. ‘
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.
The woman is said to have first visited the park (stock image, photo) to celebrate the birthday of her two-year-old child
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.
Campion said of this afternoon’s tragedy, “The firefighters intervened and tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the victim.”
The statement, reported by The sun added: ‘The park area is completely closed to visitors.
“All teams join the family to express their deepest sorrow after this event.”