Children injured in school bus rollover near Lancaster

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper looks over a school bus that overturned after a collision in East Lampeter Township Pa. Wednesday

Children injured in school bus rollover near Lancaster

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 Lancaster County district attorney's office said the small bus was transporting Lancaster Mennonite students when the crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m.at Route 30 and Route 896 near the Rockvale Outlets, locally known as the 2600 block of Lincoln Highway East, in East Lampeter Township.

The 14 students, the bus driver and another driver were taken to a hospital, where a spokesman said two students with trauma injuries were being transferred to children's hospitals.

Authorities issued an alert for the newer-model light-colored sedan and its male driver, saying the vehicle was expected to have front-bumper damage. The escort vehicle sideswiped the bus, which then hit the tractor-trailer's load and tipped onto its side. The driver tried to pass the tractor-trailers in the westbound lane, but veered back into the eastbound lane after seeing the approaching westbound school bus. Thirteen other students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries.

Schreffler says that this is the point of Route 30 that goes from 2 lanes down to one.

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The bus was transporting Mennonite children to school.

The missing auto appears to be a light-colored sedan, possibly a white Chevrolet Malibu, Hambright said.

Anyone with information on the accident can contact the East Lampeter Township Police Department at 717-291-4676.

"School is operating normally, although prayer and support will be infused throughout the day. As we move forward, we trust in God's grace to be upon us as we seek to honor him by who we are as well as what we do".

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