Long Island, NYA gust of wind caused inflatable bounce houses with children inside to become airborne at a New York annual soccer event yesterday, June 4th. When the inflatable houses touched down, 13 people were left injured, making this amusement ride the second serious amusement park accident occurring in the last few days. (A young girl was killed Friday falling from a Ferris wheel ).
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The three bounce houses set up by the Oceanside United Soccer Club in Long Island started to float away after a heavy gust of wind caused the “freak accident”. When the houses dropped about 12 feet to the ground, they continued to roll, colliding into people in their path.
The injured were taken to nearby hospitals, but no one sustained life-threatening injuries, according to CNN. However, "You don't like to see kids scared like that," said Roz Ferrara, a neighbor across the street from where the accident happened. "That's why this thing was so horrifying."
Although police said that most of the injuries were minor, "I don't think there'll be any criminal charges, but I'm sure there could be some civil," said Eric Evensen, a Nassau County police officer.