Singer Gary Numan's tour bus hits and kills a 91-year-old pedestrian
Singer Gary Numan's tour bus was involved in a road accident on Monday. It remains unknown if Gary was in the vehicle at the time.
In a tragic accident on Monday, a 91-year-old man was struck fatally by singer Gary Numan's tour bus in Cleveland. He passed away on the spot. Cleveland police confirmed the incident and said that the man was hit by the bus on Superior Avenue near East 9th Street. The accident reportedly occurred before 12:45 p.m and the lanes were dysfunctional for many hours owing to the incident. The name of the deceased has not been revealed.
Police informed that the elderly man was in the lane pushing a cart when the bus hit and killed him. The bus was being driven by a 45-year-old who was reportedly blindsided while making a turn. The tour bus' driver was not arrested by the cops and the police revealed that nothing seemed out of line but they continue to investigate the incident. There was no damage to Numan's property. The police are seeking some answers from the surveillance cameras in the area. No findings have been revealed so far.
We are all utterly devastated by the fatal accident involving our tour bus in Cleveland earlier today. Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/dpzPOgJyCp— Gary Numan (@numanofficial) September 24, 2018
The unfortunate incident caused Numan to cancel his shows. He was set to play at the Cleveland House of Blues on Monday evening. He released a statement on Twitter later, confirming the news and expressing his sadness. "We are all utterly devastated by the fatal accident involving our tour bus in Cleveland earlier today. Every one 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," he said, adding, "I'm sure you can understand why we canceled and I apologize to the House Of Blues and to the fans for any difficulties or disappointment this decision may have caused."
He reassured fans that their tickets would still be "honored" and that he and his crew were just taking the time to process the incident. "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 tragedy and to them, we send all our love," he said capping off the statement. It still remains unknown if the singer himself was on the tour bus at the time of the accident.
The 'Cars' singer is currently on the 'Savage Tour' and recently completed a 100 shows milestone in Boston. The singer posted a sweet note on Twitter celebrating the moment and holding up a pretty distressed tour outfit, quipping, "Still a long way to go before it’s over but tonight is a huge milestone. This tatty piece of clothing has done all 100 shows and I’m desperate to get it to the end. It’s not looking good though."