A U-turn, not clowning around, caused a crash involving a van full of clowns in West York Wednesday evening.
The van was going south on South Highland Avenue when its driver attempted a U-turn near a gate of the York Expo Center and collided with another van that was also heading south about 5:45 p.m., according to West York Police.
The van with the clowns in it was also pulling a trailer with a clown car on it.
Four clowns were in the van at the time, and one of them, the driver who goes by "Dimples the Clown," was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries. That was the only injury reported, police said.
Police say the clowns were going to the York Fair when the driver missed the entrance and attempted to turn around when the crash happened.
The driver was wearing oversized shoes but police don't believe the footwear played a factor in the crash. However, he will be cited with making an illegal U-turn, police said.