School Bus Flips in Hit-Run Accident in Pennsylvania

Carla Harmon
May 18, 2017

Authorities say a school bus in Lancaster County flipped onto its side, sending 14 students and the bus driver to the hospital.

A vehicle which tried to pass an oversized load collided with the escort vehicle and spun into the bus, a witness told WGAL.

Police said the driver who did not stop was in a light-colored, newer-model sedan that likely has front-bumper damage. Its spokesperson John Lines said two students with trauma injuries were being transferred to children's hospitals and everyone else was treated and released.

Eckard said three students were trauma patients and the rest of the injuries were minor.


WHTM reported emergency responders removed one child who was trapped under the bus and airlifted to the hospital.

Lancaster General Health spokeswoman Mary Ann Eckard said students taken to LGH were between the ages of 7 and 16.

Students and a bus driver were hospitalized after a school bus crashed in East Lampeter Township, Pa., May 17, 2017. The vehicle was last seen traveling east on Route 30. "The school district is here, school district officials are here working with us to reunite the students". "That's a nerve-wracking time for any parent to have to go through".

He said numerous children were between 13 and 16 years old.


The escort auto that was leading on oversized load was struck by a passing vehicle that collided with the school bus.

However, one student on the bus was attending the Locust Grove Campus for children in Pre-K through eighth grade and one was attending Lancaster Mennonite Middle School.

Check back later for more on this developing story.


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