MARTA bus drops off blind woman at wrong house


ATLANTA,None - A blind woman says a mistake involving a MARTA mobility bus left her lost and alone.

Twenty-two-year-old Jasmine Seabron believes that someone was watching over her Thursday evening to keep her safe during a terrifying experience.

Around 8:30 p.m., a MARTA mobility bus dropped her off at what she thought was her home. She got off the bus and it pulled away.

"And all of a sudden, I realized it was unfamiliar to me," Seabron said. "It was really, really scary."

She immediately called her grandmother who was waiting for her.

Seabron's grandmother, Theresa Stokley, immediately left to find her.

"I told her,  'I'm going to blow my horn and I'm going to be blowing my horn. Don't move. Let me know when you hear my horn,'" Stokley said.

Seabron was only up the street, but she didn't know that and her grandmother couldn't see her because it was so dark.

"She was frightened. She was trying to find me, even though I told her to be still. She was frightened," Stokley said.

Seabron started walking and was at the edge of a wall on her neighbor's property when her grandmother finally found her.

MARTA officials released a statement to Channel 2 Action News about the incident.

"We deeply apologize to Ms. Seabron and her family for this totally unacceptable incident," MARTA said in a statement. "We're very relieved that she is safe and sound and we will stay in contact with her as we conduct a thorough investigation to make sure this doesn't happen again."

Seabron said she would like to continue to ride the MARTA mobility bus, because it gives her a sense of independence, but she said she hopes nothing like this ever happens again.