The campaign bus, which transports Vice President Pence, was involved in a minor accident on Thursday during a tour of Pennsylvania.
The official described it as a “smaller fender” and Pence was transferred to a vice president’s limousine to continue the planned campaign.
The accident took a sharp turn along a narrow stretch of road in Allegheny County, and a reporter traveling with Pence reported seeing a dump truck with a scraped fender.
Shortly after she began to move again, two police officers descended on motorcycles involved in the escort. Pence stepped out to check on the officers who were upstairs and were examined when, a few minutes later, the road returned to the road.
For @KDKA ̵1;
. @ VP Pence “The tour bus was involved in a minor accident with a dump truck on the way to stop the campaign outside of Pittsburgh.” Http://t.co/oTYtcF9ZqY pic.twitter.com/4LgGlMvhWn
– Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 30, 2020
Pence is in Pennsylvania on Thursday to deliver remarks at the “Trump Cops” event in Greensburg to highlight the president’s support for law enforcement. Vice President to give an economic speech in Somerset later in the day at a chemical company before returning to Washington, DC
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Pence had travel problems in the past. During the 2016 campaign, his plane slid off the runway at New York’s Laguardia Airport. The vice president and other board members were not injured.