New Information on Kids Injured in Blown Away Bounce House
More details have emerged in the freak accident that left two young boys injured after the bounce house they were playing in became airborne. According to NBC News, the two boys are in stable condition after sustaining serious injuries.
Details of the Bounce House Accident
The accident happened on Monday afternoon in South Glen Falls, NY. Three children – a girl, 10 and two boys, 5 and 6 – were playing in a bounce house in their townhome community when a sudden gust of wind launched the structure 15-20 feet in the air.
The girl was near the door of the structure and only sustained minor bruises and scrapes. Police have said the 5-year-old boy suffered a serious head injury after landing on a parked car and had to be placed in a medically induced coma. The 6-year-old boy, who landed in the parking lot, suffered two broken arms, jaw, and eye socket as well as a ruptured spleen.
The bounce house the children were playing on was manufactured by Little Tikes and measured about 8 feet by 8 feet. Witnesses reported seeing the structure floating as high as 50 feet in the air before dropping in a nearby athletic field. The owner of the inflatable toy told police he had used six plastic spikes, measuring about 6 inches long, to secure the structure to the ground.
Little Tikes has said it plans to investigate the accident.