Strong Winds Blow Bounce House Onto Busy Highway With Child Still Inside

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in News & Politics


Authorities say a child suffered minor injuries after gusty winds blew a bounce house from a California neighborhood onto a nearby highway.

The San Bernardino Sun reports the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said winds Saturday afternoon blew the bounce house with a 9-year-old child inside from an Adelanto home onto the highway.

The sheriff’s department says the bounce house rolled onto the freeway and struck a vehicle, at which point the child fell out of it.

The child was taken to a hospital. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
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Male 1,936
Am I the only one who saw the name of the news report on the picture? Boy blown in bounce house.
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5,314
These things hurt more children than guns yet no one wants to ban them.       
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Male 188
there was a kid killed in one of these in the uk a couple of months back...just because they are heavy its no reason not to tie them down
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Male 2,256
I hear about these things taking off all the time, there needs to be more bounce house safety legislation. 
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Female 5,394
Its only a model...
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Male 547
Meh.  Was hoping for a reenactment.
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Male 321
Who could have guessed that a balloon should be tied down? Will they sue the manufacturer or the weatherman?
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Male 202
Worst Castle in the Sky fairy tale ever.

Adelanto is prone to sudden and unexpected windstorms...this one sounded like a hefty desert dust devil.  You'd think that one rope anchoring the thing to a nearby pole or similar secure object would prevent these escapes in the future.
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This happened in the UK in 2016, difference is the little girl died and last month the Fairground workers responsible began their legal battle against the conviction of manslaughter by gross negligence and a health and safety offence.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/17/7-year-old-girl-died-after-bouncy-castle-got-blown-away-court-hears
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Male 42,583
Hope the kid's okay. He's gonna be the hero at school retelling the tale of the flying bouncy castle
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