Bus of Washington band rolls over on highway en route to the Apple Cup vs. Washington State

A bus carrying 56 members of the Washington band rolled over Thursday night en route to the Apple Cup against Washington State, according to the Washington State Patrol. 

Between 40 and 45 students were taken to local hospitals near the city of George, Washington -- about 125 miles east of Spokane. The bus was taking the band members to Friday's Night's game between the No. 16 Huskies and No. 8 Cougars in Pullman -- located near the Washington border with Idaho.

"The injuries reported were cuts, complaints of general pain and back pain, but the injuries are not believed to be critical," Washington spokesman Victor Balta said in a statement, according to ESPN.com. "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."

Patrick Stanton, a member of the Washington band, provided updates on the situation on Twitter late Thursday night.

Band director Brad McDavid said that the band will not be in attendance for the Apple Cup.

"The Husky Marching Band is like a family, and we do everything together," he said in a statement (via ESPN). "With that in mind, the band will not attend the 2018 Apple Cup game in respect and consideration of the recovery our students and staff need following our bus accident last night." 

The Huskies and Cougars play for the Pac-12 North title Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET (stream the game live on fuboTV -- try for free).

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