The man was discovered soon after, when the 10 passengers on board told the driver they heard something and he pulled the bus to a stop.
Troopers believe the pedestrian, who was not in or close to a crosswalk, was at fault, Channel 2 Action News reported.
“It appears that alcohol may have played a role in the pedestrian, but that’s still under investigation at this time,” Collins said.
MARTA police and the GSP are investigating the incident. The intersection of Buford Highway and Briarwood Road was shut down overnight and reopened about 5 a.m.
The bus driver is not expected to face charges, according to the GSP.
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