The woman fell off the roller coaster while the ride was “running”, park officials confirmed. The accident occurred around 1.45 pm today, in the Saint-Paul theme park near Beauvais, in the Oise, France. The woman, who has not yet been named, fell from the Formula 1 lap at the park.
Doctors have declared the woman dead on the scene.
The woman is thought to have visited the amusement park for the first time to celebrate her two-year-old’s birthday.
She was joined by her sister, husband and mother, by the local media.
Park officials closed the race after the tragedy, but the rest of the park was kept open.
The staff attended the visitors who witnessed the woman’s death.
The park management said it helped the police and firefighters in an investigation.
The death was confirmed by Gilles Campion, head of the Parc Saint-Paul park in a press release.
The statement read: “The firefighters intervened and tried unsuccessfully to revive the victim. No other people were injured.”
He added: “The park area has been completely isolated for visitors.
“The teams took care of the visitors and affected families.
“All the teams join the family to express their deepest sadness after this event.”
The Amiens police are in charge of the investigation.
A force spokesman said: “For the moment it is impossible to determine the cause of this accident.”
The French theme park usually attracts nearly 380,000 visitors per year.