Posted on Mar 18, 2013
Twenty-one people were taken to Central Pennsylvania hospitals Saturday, March 16, 2013 after a bus carrying the Seton Hill girls lacrosse team crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cumberland County just South of Harrisburg. Eighteen suffered minor injuries, and were discharged by Saturday afternoon. Three remained hospitalized late Saturday, two at Hershey Medical Center and one at Holy Spirit Hospital. Holy Spirit said they expected the patient there to be released Sunday morning.
The bus had gone off the road and traveled roughly 60 to 75 yards before striking a grove of trees. The collision shredded the metal side of the bus, leaving a gaping hole through which mangled metal and pieces of seats could be seen intermixed with personal belongings.
A smashed guardrail showed where the bus left the highway. Its tire tracks were clearly visible in the grass.
Authorities reported that 23 people had been aboard the bus – except for the bus driver, all apparently members of the women’s lacrosse team or team coaches. The team was heading to an afternoon game at Millersville University.
For more information on the Pennsylvania bus accident go to the Harrisburg Patriot News website at the link below:
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