School bus flips in Lancaster County hit-and-run crash

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

More than a dozen people - including 14 students - were sent to the hospital after a Pennsylvania school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident involving four vehicles.

While driving down the highway, a light-colored sedan tried to pass two semitrailers carrying an oversized load and their escort vehicles.

Two Lancaster Mennonite students are still hospitalized - a 16-year-old boy who is expected to be released today from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and a 6-year-old boy who is improving but still in critical condition.

One of the students was ejected from the bus and seriously injured, authorities said. His vehicle will likely have front-bumper damage.

Tieszen said the bus was transporting students 7 to 18 years old from Chester County.

"That escort vehicle was pushed into the westbound lane and side-swiped the bus, causing the bus to yaw and impact one of the tractor-trailer's load", the Lancaster County DA described the accident in a statement. The bus driver and another driver involved in the crash were also released after treatment.

Sixteen people were taken to hospital on May 17 after a hit-and-run driver allegedly caused a school bus to overturn.

The 14 students, the bus driver and another driver were all taken to Lancaster General Hospital. Anyone with information about the incident should call the East Lampeter Township Police, 717-291-4676. One of the students suffering from a traumatic injury was airlifted to a local children's hospital.

Hiller said most of the students were headed to the Lancaster campus; one was going to the Locust Grove campus.

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

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