In a statement, MARTA representatives said their investigation "found the bus operator Ms. Belinda McMillian to be in violation of the following MARTA work rules: leaving the scene of an accident without authorization and making a false statement. Therefore, her employment with MARTA has been terminated."
The victim, Lettie Robinson, recounted the frightening ordeal in an interview with Channel 2's Diana Davis.
Robinson said the incident, which happened as she got off a bus May 8, near Joseph E. Boone and Mayson Turner, left her with a broken arm.
Robinson said she'd just gotten off the bus when she realized she left her purse on board. When she put her arm through the doors, she said the bus took off, dragging her down the street.
"She drug me and I fell," said Robinson.
After the driver opened the bus doors, Robinson said she fell to the ground screaming and bleeding. The bus kept going.
When Davis asked Robinson if it's possible the bus driver didn't see her, Robinson said the driver looked at her.
A statement from MARTA said, "We want to make it very clear that MARTA will not, under any circumstances, tolerate an incident that compromises the safety of our customers and employees. Safety and security are MARTA's highest priorities, and immediate action will be taken when violations occur."
McMillan was arrested and charged with reckless conduct.