A man trying to catch a MARTA bus in Brookhaven was killed early Thursday when he was caught underneath the bus, Channel 2 Action News reported.
The man, who has not been identified, ran through traffic to hail the MARTA Bus after it left a bus stop on Buford Highway at the North Cliff Valley Way. Officials with the Georgia State Patrol told Channel 2 he banged on the side of the bus to get the driver’s attention.
“He came to the very rear, the last set of wheels … and started to hit the bus trying to get it to stop, “trooper sgt. Stacey Collins said. “And that’s when he got caught in and under the bus.”
The man was discovered soon after when the 1
0 passengers on board told the driver they heard something and he pulled the bus to a stop.
MARTA patrons board a bus at a stop on Buford Highway at North Cliff Valley Way, where a man ran from across the street to hail a bus overnight. He was killed when he was caught underneath his wheel. JOHN SPINK / [email protected]
Troopers believe the pedestrian was at fault, Channel 2 reported.
“It appears that alcohol may have played a role in the footer, but it is still under investigation at this time,” Collins said.
MARTA police og den GSP er investigating the incident. The intersection of Buford Highway and Briarwood Road was shut down overnight and reopened about 5 am
The bus driver is not expected to face charges, according to Channel 2.
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