Winds blow bounce house with child inside onto California highway

Posted at 8:11 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 10:11:00-04

ADELANTO, Calif. - A bounce house with a 9-year-old child inside was blown onto a California highway, striking a vehicle and leaving the child with minor injuries Saturday afternoon, according to the Victor Valley Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's deputies responded to an area of the highway near Bartlett Avenue at about 3:12 p.m., officials said. The bounce house had been blown away from a home on Delicious Avenue by strong winds.

The child actually fell out of the bounce house once it rolled onto the highway, authorities said. While on the highway, it struck a vehicle traveling southbound.

Once authorities arrived, the child was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries but was "shook up from the ordeal," sheriff's deputies said in a news release.

No further information was released by law enforcement.