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Washington Band Members Hospitalized After Bus Rollover

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SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 19: Members of the Washington Huskies band perform as cheerleaders take the field prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils on November 19, 2016 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A scary scene unfolded on Thursday afternoon as the University of Washington band traveled from Seattle to Spokane ahead of the Apple Cup against Washington State on Friday night.

During the drive, one of the buses lost control and flipped onto its side. According to John Bryant of the Washington State Patrol, around 20-25 of the band members were sent to the hospital while the rest of the band sent to a local elementary school to regroup.

Luckily, no injuries were classified as life-threatening or critical.

Photos of accident are terrifying.

University of Washington spokesman Victor Balta released a statement about the incident.

"The injuries reported were cuts, complaints of general pain and back pain, but the injuries are not believed to be critical. The University is doing everything it can to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff and to get them safely back on their journey to Pullman."

Icy road conditions may have played a part in the crash, though its cause is still being investigated.

Washington and Washington State kick off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Cougars hope to end the Huskies' recent streak tonight.

Washington State enters as a slight 2.5-point favorite in the contest.