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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.

The Lancaster Mennonite school bus was taking students to school in East Lampeter Township on Wednesday morning when a sedan trying to pass two tractor-trailers and their escort vehicles hit the rear of one of the escort vehicles, the Lancaster County district attorney’s office said. 

According to the DA’s office, the escort vehicle was pushed into the oncoming lane and sideswiped the bus around 8am, causing the bus to impact one tractor-trailer’s load and tip onto its side, prosecutors said.

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper looks over a school bus that overturned after a collision in East Lampeter Township, Pa., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper looks over a school bus that overturned after a collision in East Lampeter Township, Pa., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

A Lancaster Mennonite school bus (pictured) flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident involving four vehicles, sending more than a dozen people, to the hospital, authorities said

Emergency personnel work at the scene where an escort car, front, that was leading on oversized load, was struck by a passing vehicle that collided with a school bus in East Lampeter Township, Pa., May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

Emergency personnel work at the scene where an escort car, front, that was leading on oversized load, was struck by a passing vehicle that collided with a school bus in East Lampeter Township, Pa., May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

The bus was taking students to school on Wednesday morning when a sedan trying to pass two tractor-trailers and their escort vehicles hit the rear of one of the escort vehicles (pictured)

Emergency personnel look over a school bus that overturned after a collision in East Lampeter Township, Pa., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

Emergency personnel look over a school bus that overturned after a collision in East Lampeter Township, Pa., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

According to the DA’s office, the escort vehicle was pushed into the oncoming lane and sideswiped the bus around 8am, causing the bus to impact one tractor-trailer’s load and tip onto its side, prosecutors said

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 said the others involved were treated and released from the hospital. One student was ejected from the bus and seriously injured. 

Lancaster Mennonite spokesman Gary Hiller said the bus was carrying 12 high school students, one middle school student and one Locust Grove elementary student.

Their ages range from seven to 16 years old. 

‘Our focus has been on the physical and emotional well-being of our students rather than the cause and who is responsible,’ Hiller said. ‘We express concern for the two who are still in the hospital.’

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.

‘There’s a very good possibility that this vehicle, as it was traveling eastbound prior to the accident scene, may have been passing other vehicles,’ township police Chief John Bowman said.

A damaged school bus lies on its side after a collision in East Lampeter Township, Pa., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away.  (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

A damaged school bus lies on its side after a collision in East Lampeter Township, Pa., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away.  (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

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

Emergency personnel look over a school bus that overturned after a collision in East Lampeter Township, Pa., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

Emergency personnel look over a school bus that overturned after a collision in East Lampeter Township, Pa., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Authorities say the school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma injuries. Police were seeking a light-colored sedan involved in the crash that sped away. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

Authorities said the others involved were treated and released from the hospital. One student was ejected from the bus and seriously injured. Police are now searching for the male driver responsible for causing the crash 

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