A bus carrying Vice President Pence was involved in a minor accident Thursday during a tour of Pennsylvania.
An official characterized him as a “minor fender bender,” and Pence was moved to the vice-presidential limousine to continue with the planned campaign trip.
The accident happened on a sharp curve over 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 the motorcycle began to move, two police officers on motorcycles involved in the escort descended. Pence ended up checking on the officers, who had gotten up and were examined when the motorcade resumed its journey a few minutes later.
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. @VP Pence “A bus was involved in a minor accident with a dump truck on the way to a stop campaign outside Pittsburgh.” Https://t.co/oTYtcF9ZqY pic.twitter.com/4LgGlMvhWn
– Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 30, 2020
Pence Thursday is in Pennsylvania where he will give remarks during “Cops for Trump” at the Greensburg event to highlight support for the president amid law enforcement. The vice president will give an economic speech in Somerset later in the day at a chemical company before returning to Washington, DC
Keystone State has been an area of focus for the Trump campaign, with both President TrumpDonald John TrumpGovernors’ approval ratings fall as COVID-19 mount Gohmert says he will take hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment as governor of Virginia, senators call for CDC help with coronavirus outbreak in the detention facility of MORE immigrants and Pence has been making multiple trips there in recent months. Trump held the state approximately 45,000 votes in 2016, but constantly behaved with a presumptive Democratic candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenTimeline for Obama GOP poll report slips as Hillicon Valley citation eyes: House panel grills technology CEOs during highly anticipated hearing | TikTok makes the code public by pushing back against ‘bad information’ | Intel House board expands access to evidence of foreign misinformation Texas major newspaper editorial board warns Trump is losing support due to pandemic in the survey there.
Pence has had travel problems in the past. His plane crashed down the runway at Laguardia Airport in New York City during the 2016 campaign. The vice president and others on board were not injured.