A total of 13 victims of the Lives Changed By Christ Church (LCBC) bus crash were still in the hospital as of Monday afternoon, including six who are in critical condition, according to the police.
The crash happened on Sunday afternoon at about 2:36 p.m. in Foster Township in Schuylkill County. The bus was transporting freshman and sophomore girls and volunteers back to the LCBC campus in Lancaster County. They were on their way back from a retreat in Lake Champion, New York.
According to police, the bus driver lost control near the southbound exit ramp off Interstate 81. The bus went onto the shoulder and through the exit ramp leading to Route 25. Then the bus hit a center guide rail, followed by an embankment, before going 50 yards into the woods.
The crash resulted in 32 people suffering injuries. The driver of the bus was also hospitalized and in stable condition with an ankle injury.
While the cause of the crash is being investigated by the bus company (Premiere #1 Limousine Service) and state police, a senior member of the bus company said they are investigating a medical incident the driver may have suffered just before the accident.
People who saw the crash are being asked to contact state police at (570) 874-5300.
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