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.
A helicopter responded to the scene along with the fire department and sheriffs.
The child was seen talking to first responders and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The child suffered only minor injuries.
Witnesses said the gust of wind was like a tornado.
All witnesses and onlookers could do was scream and scramble after the bounce house, which finally came to rest near Bartlett Avenue.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that high winds on Saturday afternoon blew the bounce house with a 9-year-old child inside it over a fence and onto Highway 395.