Veterans nearly miss Pirates game after bus gets stuck

PITTSBURGH — Some veterans out to see the Pittsburgh Pirates made it to the game, although their bus didn’t.

Police officers and nursing home staff pushed the veterans in wheelchairs a half mile after the bus carrying them from the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie became trapped under an overpass in Pittsburgh.

The group was heading to the game Thursday when their bus took a detour.

As the driver drove under the overpass, the roof of the bus tore off and the bus got, stuck tilting on two wheels.

Police and emergency services were able to stabilize the bus and free the veterans. Officials say no one was injured in the crash.

The vets made it to the game and got to see the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0.