Woman hit by MARTA bus in downtown Atlanta

Atlanta police look into an accident in which a woman was hit by a MARTA bus Friday in downtown Atlanta. JOHN SPINK/ JSPINK@AJC.COM
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Atlanta police look into an accident in which a woman was hit by a MARTA bus Friday in downtown Atlanta. JOHN SPINK/ JSPINK@AJC.COM

A woman — not a man, as earlier reports indicated — was hit Friday morning by a MARTA bus in downtown Atlanta, a spokesman for the transit agency said.

The accident happened at the intersection of Forsyth and Alabama streets.

MARTA spokesman Lyle Harris said the bus was turning left at the intersection when it hit the woman in a crosswalk near the Five Points rail station at about 7 a.m.

Atlanta police cited the bus driver for failure to yield to a pedestrian, Harris said. The driver was also sent for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Atlanta police Officer Kim Jones said the woman hit sustained a shoulder injury and a passenger on the bus also complained of a non-life threatening injury.

Both the woman and the passenger were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.