Cap d'Agde: 17-year-old showman in serious condition after being hit by carousel basket

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ACCIDENT It was in this same park that a 17-year-old boy died this summer

Cap d’Agde: A 17-year-old showman in serious condition after being hit by the gondola of a merry-go-round

A merry-go-round, at a party, in Bourgoin Jallieu (Illustration). — Mourad ALLILI/SIPA

  • A 17-year-old showman is in serious condition after being the victim of an accident on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday at the Luna Park in Cap d'Agde.
  • According to the prosecution, he was hit in the head by the gondola of a carousel.
  • It was in this same park, at the beginning of August, that a 17-year-old visitor died, victim of a carousel accident. A young woman was also injured.

A young showman is in serious condition, after an accident at Luna Park, in Cap d’Agde (Hérault), on the night of Tuesday in April. Wednesday, reported this Wednesday morning the firefighters of the department. According to the Béziers public prosecutor's office, this young man, aged 17, “was victim of a serious accident while working on the park, in particular to ensure the protection of the rides and their closing”. It would have been hit to the head by one of the pods of an attraction, consisting of an arm rotating two eight-seater pods, “while the ride was occupied; by used”.

The emergency services intervened around 1:30 a.m., in this very popular park, to provide emergency care for the victim. The young man was transported in serious condition, the Laperyonie hospital, at Montpellier, by Samu’s helicopter. His vital prognosis is engaged, indicated the parquet floor of Béziers, this Wednesday, at the end of the day. midday. “Investigations are underway to determine the causes of this accident and to verify the conditions of employment and supervision of the victim.” An investigation was carried out. open, and confided; to the police officers of the Agde police station, and to the territorial direction of the judicial police of Montpellier.

A teenager has died. at the beginning of August in this park

It’s in this same park that a 17-year-old boy died on the night of August 5-6. t, in a riding accident. A 19-year-old woman had been seriously injured. Investigations are continuing to try to define the circumstances.

The day after the tragedy, a petition was filed. launched on the platform, for public authorities to consent to enhance security in the attractions strong feelings. She has been put online by François Rivière, the president of Usap, the rugby club of Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales), himself the victim of a serious man’s accident. ge in 2015, which plunged him into in a coma for three weeks.

“At this stage, only the two attractions involved in these two successive procedures have been closed due to the failure of the decision of the Béziers public prosecutor's office to place them under seal to preserve the investigations and in particular the expert work, indicated the floor of Béziers, this Wednesday. On the other hand, the prosecution does not have the power to decide on the closure of the entire amusement park.”