School bus flips in hit-and-run crash; 16 taken to hospital

Students hurt when school bus flips. The escort vehicle was pushed into the oncoming lane and sideswiped the bus, causing the bus to impact one tractor-trailer's load and tip onto its side, prosecutors said. The bus was transporting students from Chester County that come from partner Christian schools that don't offer high school.

A PennDOT spokesperson says there were multiple injuries to children on the bus.

Emergency responders in Lancaster County said the accident involving a Lancaster Mennonite school bus bringing students to school occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday in East Lampeter Township. Twelve students were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released to their parents.

Authorities say 14 students and the bus driver were taken to Lancaster General Hospital.

A 16-year-old boy is expected to be released from the hospital today, officials added.

Police are looking for the light-colored sedan and its male driver.

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

Hambright said authorities want to speak with the driver.

"We have investigators that are working with other departments around us to try to see if we can find any more information on that vehicle", East Lampeter police Chief John Bowman said.

"Thank you for your prayers as our school community continues to heal, physically and emotionally, from Wednesday's bus accident". Several pastors are at the Locust Grove Campus today having prayer with the students. School counselors are available, as always, to help in times of crisis. "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".

  • Delores Daniels