Georgia Man Run Over, Killed While Chasing MARTA Bus
BROOKHAVEN, GA. – October 25, 2018 (11alive.com) A man in Brookhaven, Georgia, trying to chase a MARTA bus was run over and killed October 24, according to an online news report from 11alive.com.*
On October 24, a MARTA bus was pulling away from a stop on Buford Highway in Brookhaven. An unidentified man ran across the highway and tried to catch the moving bus, banging on the side of the vehicle. The man then somehow became caught in one of the bus’s rear wheels and was dragged under the bus and run over.
There were about 10 people on the bus at the time, and a witness behind the bus saw the entire bus accident occur. The bus driver heard the collision and immediately pulled over. The driver then exited the bus and found the man, who had died at the scene. Authorities said the victim was in his 40s or 50s but have not released his name. They have also not released the name of the bus driver.
No charges have been filed against the driver at this time, and investigators do not believe any will be filed in the future.
“It was very unfortunate for the bus driver to have to go through something like this, certainly,” said Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Stacey Collins.
No one riding the bus was injured. Authorities are looking into the possibility that alcohol played a role in the man’s decision to chase the bus. Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate the collision and has not released additional information at this time.
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