Bounce House Blows Away, Injures Three KidsBy: Val Powell - May 13, 2014
On Monday, three kids were hurt after falling about 15 to 20 feet from a bounce house. The incident happened in upstate New York.
According to reports, a strong gust of wind blew the bounce house away, with three kids ages 5, 6, and 10 inside. The kids fell out of the bounce house as it reached a height of about 20 feet. Two of the boys were seriously injured, while the little girl had bruises and scrapes. The wind continued to blow the bounce house up to a height of 50 feet, before landing at the fields of Oliver W. Winch Middle School.
A witness said that the incident looked “like a horror movie.” Taylor Seymour, brother of the 10-year-old gjrl who got a minor injury from the incident, said that her sister looked like she was falling “through the sky,” since all he could see was her arms and legs flailing in the air.
Parents who were present at the scene said that one boy dropped on the street, while the other landed on a car that was parked nearby, before falling to the ground. The names of the three kids were not released, but police said that the boy who landed on the street was conscious. The children were brought to Albany Medical Center. One had broken bones, while the other had a head injury.
Stephanie Hansen, the witness who called 911, said that she watched the person that put up the bounce house stake the inflatable toy to the ground. “He did everything correctly,” she said. Authorities also confirmed that the toy was secured on the ground using spikes, but the strong winds still managed to blow it away.
The owner of the bounce house is a father, too, but his kids were not playing inside the house at the time of the incident. According to neighbors, the owner feels horrible about the accident.
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