UPDATE 3 p.m.: The driver of the pickup truck involved in the two-vehicle crash, 43-year-old Christopher A. Bosley of Hanover, is currently on life support in the intensive care unit at York Hospital, said Reading Township Police Saturday.
The 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck, according to the press release sent Saturday, crashed into the Route 21 Bermudian Springs school bus, who police say was unable to avoid the collision.
The pickup came to rest after hitting a guard rail. Bosley was partially ejected from his passenger side window, and a witness told police Bosley exited the vehicle, fell onto the ground and rolled down a hill.
Investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.
None of the student's injuries in the crash were life threatening.
REPORTED EARLIER: A 43-year-old Hanover man is in serious condition and thirteen students were transported to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash near East Berlin Friday afternoon.
A pickup truck collided head-on with a school bus carrying more than 30 Bermudian Springs middle school and high school students and a driver around 3 p.m. at the Route 94 and Round Hill Road intersection in Reading Township, police said.
The pickup truck was headed northbound on Route 94 when it, for unknown reasons, lost control and swerved into the opposite lane, said Reading Township Officer Bill Ceravola. The collision caused the bus to hit an embankment and roll onto its roof, Ceravola said. The pickup truck driver, whose name was not released, was partially ejected.
Witnesses told police the pickup truck was swerving on the road prior to the crash, Ceravola said. He also said he believes weather played a role in the crash.
Seven students were transported by ambulance from the crash scene, and one more student was transported from the high school. Five students were taken to the hospital by parents or guardians. No injuries appeared to be serious, officials said. Bermudian Springs School District Superintendent Shane Hotchkiss said parents of students involved in the crash were contacted by phone at the scene. Children on the bus who were not injured were taken back to the high school to be picked up by parents.
All parents within the district were notified of the crash a few hours after through an automated phone call, Hotchkiss said.
Traffic was slowed at the intersection of Carlisle Pike and East Berlin Road for a few hours as crews shut down Carlisle Pike just past the intersection of Route 234. E & B Transportation, based out of Dover, provide buses and drivers for the district. The company couldn't be reached for comment on Friday.
An original version of the above story stated Bosley was 42 according to police, however a press release sent Saturday stated he was 43-years-old.