This weekend, a pair of kids who thought they were in for a fun day of harmless bouncing were tossed nearly 300 feet when the inflatable slide they were enjoying went airborne, the second such incident in less than a month.
There were two ten-year olds children trapped inside the bouncy structure when it went flying in a park in Littleton, Colorado, on Saturday. One was hospitalized, but is expected to make a full recovery. Vanessa Atencio witnessed the house take flight, "We saw the wind kicking up and all of a sudden the wind took the jumpy slide with it and we were just horrified."
This is the second flying bouncy playhouse accident in a month. In mid-May, two children were injured when the bouncy house they were playing in took flight in South Glens Falls, New York. A study released in 2012 claimed that, on average, 31 children were treated for bounce-house related injuries every day. So consider this a reminder from The Wire that the more traditional (non-bouncy) slides can be pretty fun too.
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