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Police push veterans in wheelchairs a half-mile to Pirates game after bus crashes into a bridge

Police push veterans in wheelchairs a half-mile to Pirates game after bus crashes into a bridge

A group of veterans seemed destined to miss the Pittsburgh Pirates’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday after their bus crashed into a bridge about a half-mile from PNC Park.

The driver taking them from the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, Pa., underestimated the height of the bus and got it wedged under an overpass, tearing the roof back in the process.

But no one was injured, and the group really wanted to see that ballgame. Another bus was on its way, but it wouldn’t get there in nearly enough time to make that happen.

So some police officers who had responded to the accident and staff members of the nursing home decided to make sure those...

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