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Small bus full of veterans crashes into North Shore overpass

PITTSBURGH — A commuter bus filled with senior veterans crashed into an overpass in Pittsburgh’s North Shore on Thursday.

No injuries were immediately reported, although Channel 11 did see passengers that needed to be helped out of the wrecked vehicle, which crashed around noon.

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"They were just in panic because of the crash, but other than that everyone's OK," said veteran Ken Cotter. "I've seen enough in my life to know all things work for good for those who love God."


The bus hit an overpass that carries railroad tracks over Merchant Street, just north of the D.L. Clark Building. It is not uncommon for larger vehicles to strike the 9-foot overpass.

The crash tore the front of the roof off of the bus and left it tilted to the driver’s side.

First responders assisted passengers off the bus.

Tow trucks removed the bus from underneath the overpass shortly after all of the passengers were removed.

The group was on its way from Erie to watch the Pirate game at PNC Park.

Another bus was sent to pick up the veterans and take them back to Erie.