Family: Dad on scooter dies after hit by bus leaving Atlanta United game

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Officials have identified a man who was struck and killed by a transit bus in Midtown Atlanta Wednesday night. 

The victim has been identified as 37-year-old William Alexander, of Atlanta. Family members said he was a father to two small children. 

The crash happened around 10:27 p.m. near the intersection of West Peachtree Street NE and 15th Street. Police said a Cobb County CobbLinc bus struck Alexander while riding a scooter, leaving him trapped under the bus. Investigators said both the bus and scooter were traveling northbound on West Peachtree Street when the bus turned right onto 15th Street, colliding with the scooter.

Rescue workers from Atlanta firefighters and Grady EMS worked to free Alexander, but police said he died at the scene from his injuries.


Family members at the scene told FOX 5's Marc Teichner he was on his way home from the Atlanta United game when he was hit by the bus. 

While there were passengers on the bus, police say they don't have any witnesses. They have checked some surveillance footage but hope video from cameras onboard the bus will help determine what took place.


Investigators are working to determine who was at fault in the accident. Atlanta Police said their Accident Investigation Unit will lead the investigation.

This is the second fatal accident involving someone riding an e-scooter in the last several months. Back in May, 20-year-old Eric Arnis Jr. died when he was struck by a car at West Lake and Browning Street as he was leaving the West Lake MARTA station. In June, Nacory Ganelle Wright was charged with speeding and vehicular homicide in the second degree in connection with the crash.


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