DeKalb County

MARTA bus full of passengers runs over, kills man trying to catch bus

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — MARTA police and the Georgia State Patrol are investigating a man run over and killed by a bus.

It happened at busy intersection on Buford Highway overnight Thursday.

Officials believe the victim ran to the bus stop near Briarwood Road banging on the MARTA bus while it was moving but then somehow got caught the rear tire.

“He came to the rear of the last set of wheels in that area and started to hit the bus, trying to get it to stop. And that’s when he got caught into and under the bus,” GSP officials said.


That's when the driver pulled over.

There were at least 10 people on the bus.

“Thought they heard something, so he stopped,” GSP official said.

MARTA and the Georgia State Patrol concluded that the pedestrian was at fault.

“It appears alcohol may have played a role in the pedestrian but that is still under investigation at this time,” the GSP official said.