Man Run Over by RTA Bus Dies

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio — MetroHealth Medical Center confirmed Sunday that a man has died from his injuries after he was run over by an RTA bus he was trying to catch.

The accident happened Monday around 5:14 a.m. on Detroit Avenue in the area of Warren Road in Lakewood.

According to Lt. Scott Eschweiler with the Lakewood Police Department, Joseph Milan, 46, was running next to the bus and banging on the side as it pulled away.

The Lakewood resident fell near the rear wheels and suffered leg injuries when he was run over.

According to Eschweiler, the bus driver told police he had no knowledge of the incident.

RTA spokesman Jerry Masek issued a statement Sunday.

“Everyone at RTA offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Milan. We will continue to cooperate with Lakewood police investigating the incident.”

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