The manager of the Luna Park in Cap d’Agde (Hérault) and the person responsible for the Adrénaline ride, on which Sammy, a 17-year-old teenager lost his life in an accident on August 6, were indicted for involuntary manslaughter, report our colleagues from Midi Libre.
This information was confirmed by the prefect of Béziers. “The manager of the company that owns Luna Park, who is also the manager of the company that owns the Adrenaline ride, as well as the manager of the Adrenaline ride, were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and involuntary injuries (…).” declared Raphaël Balland this Friday to the local newspaper.
Another accident three weeks later
On the night of Saturday August 5 to Sunday August 6, two people boarded the Adrénaline ride. The principle of the attraction is to be attached to cables at a height of around sixty meters, then to be released in free fall at a speed of 110 km/h.
Strong gusts of wind then blew across the town of Agde, and the two people on board the ride were thrown towards one of the pillars of the attraction and ejected from their restraints. A young woman aged 19 accompanied Sammy on this attraction. Seriously injured after the accident, she is now out of the woods according to Midi Libre.
Luna Park was closed the day after this tragedy. But later in the month, another serious accident tarnished the image of the amusement park. Another young man, aged 17, was hit in the head by the basket of an attraction. Suffering from serious head trauma, the victim was airlifted to hospital.
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