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Elderly man dies after being hit by Gary Numan tour bus in downtown Cleveland

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 22:52:14-04

By: Chris Anderson 

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A pedestrian, who was struck by Gary Numan’s tour bus in downtown Cleveland, died at the scene of the accident, according to Cleveland Police.

The incident was reported at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of Superior Avenue and East 9th Street.

The victim’s identity has not been released at this time, but police say he was in his 80s or 90s.

The driver was not arrested and did not show any signs of impairment.

Police set up a detour in the area as investigators worked to clear the scene and determine the circumstances involving the incident.

Given the tragic incident, Numan canceled tonight’s show at the House of Blues.

“We are all utterly devastated by the fatal accident involving our tour bus in Cleveland earlier today. Everyone of us is filled with a sadness that made it impossible to even consider playing our show this evening,and out of respect it would have been entirely wrong. I’m sure you can understand why we cancelled and apologize to The House Of Blues and to the fans for any difficulties or disappointment this decision may have caused. All tickets will be honored at the point of purchase. At the moment all we can think about are the people affected by this terrible tradgedy and to them we send our love,” said Numan via his Facebook page.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a bus Monday morning, Sept. 24 while crossing the street at 9th and Superior.

More details will be provided when they become available.

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