School bus flips in hit-and-run; 14 students hospitalized

Emergency personnel work at the scene where an escort car front that was leading on oversized load was struck by a passing vehicle that collided with a school bus in East Lampeter Township Pa

School bus flips in hit-and-run; 14 students hospitalized

Emergency responders said the Lancaster Mennonite school bus was taking students to school when the crash happened just before 8am in East Lampeter Township. A light-colored sedan was trying to pass the oversize load that was carrying a mobile home when it hit the load and the escort auto before speeding off.

Investigators say the accident began when a light-colored sedan tried to pass a truck towing a mobile home.

Another student was transferred to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Eckard said. Three of the injured were trauma patients.

"The injuries that the students have sustained, many of them are minor, and that's very fortunate given the situation", Lines said.

Fourteen children and their driver have been injured Wednesday morning in Lancaster County, Pa. in a hit-and-run crash that resulted in an overturned school bus. The auto was last seen traveling east on Route 30.

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"There's a very good possibility that this vehicle, as it was traveling eastbound prior to the accident scene, may have been passing other vehicles", township police Chief John Bowman said. One child was ejected from the bus during the crash and had to be airlifted to a local hospital.

Lancaster Mennonite spokesman Gary Hiller said the bus was carrying 12 high school students, one middle school student and one Locust Grove elementary student.

Anyone with information about that driver or the vehicle, which would have front-bumper damage, is asked to contact East Lampeter Township police at 717-291-4676. Lancaster Mennonite Superintendent Pam Tieszen said that student is in critical condition.

Check back later for more on this developing story.

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