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Two Separate Lancaster County Pedestrian Crashes Investigated


COLUMBIA – Two separate pedestrian accidents happened Monday in Lancaster County. The first occurred at 2:55 p.m. when an 18-year-old with a last known address of Elizabethtown, was crossing the first block of N. Third Street by the alley. Police say he ran into the side of a Graybill Inc. school bus heading northbound on N. Third Street carrying two kindergarten students and the driver. Police say the male hit the left front quarter panel and mirror of the bus. He suffered head and facial injuries. He was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition. There were witnesses to the accident and there were no other reported injuries. The second happened at 6:07 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Main Street in Ephrata. A 62-year-old woman from Denver was struck by an eastbound minivan driven by a 91-year-old Akron resident. The pedestrian was taken to Lancaster General with significant injuries. A preliminary investigation showed that the pedestrian was crossing the road at a location not in a marked crosswalk. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Ephrata Police at 717-738-9200.