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Bus Carrying Mike Pence Involved in Crash

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Vice President Mike Pence was involved in a traffic accident Thursday when the Trump campaign bus he was traveling in was involved in a minor crash.

Pence was on the way to Greensburg, Pennsylvania, when the accident occurred, according to KDKA-TV.

Journalists reported that the vice president was uninjured.

“The accident happened on a sharp curve along a narrow stretch of road in Allegheny County, and a reporter traveling with Pence reported seeing a dump truck with a scraped-up fender,” The Hill reported.

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An anonymous official described the incident to The Hill as a “minor fender bender.”

“VP has transferred to a limo while authorities work out issues with dump truck driver whose driver’s side fender was swiped by the bus,” pool reporter Elizabeth Crisp of Newsweek tweeted.

“I personally saw the driver of the truck get out and yell in the middle of the street before moving a nearby parking lot to talk to authorities. He was NOT happy.”

Roughly 15 minutes after the first crash, two police officers escorting the bus on motorcycles were involved in another accident in which the bikes went down, according to the New York Post.

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Journalists reported seeing Pence getting out of the limousine and talking to one of the officers following the second incident.

“Grateful for all of the law enforcement officers who support us and help get us safely to where we are going each day. Thank you for all you do!” Pence tweeted later Thursday.

The vice president was on the way to the Greensburg Police Department for a “Cops for Trump” event when the accidents occurred, KDKA-TV reported.

He was also scheduled to tour the Guy Chemical Company in Somerset.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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