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Officials: Man strikes pedestrian, occupied car, two additional cars

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man has been ticketed after authorities say he struck a pedestrian, continued driving and then struck an occupied vehicle.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Mark Humez, 86, of Rome was backing out of a parking space at the Rome Walmart Supercenter when he struck pedestrian Nicole Sullivan, 26, of Rome.

Authorities say Humez continued on backwards, striking another vehicle that was occupied by Daniel Osei, 31, of Rome, who was sitting in his parked car. The Sheriff's Office states that the force of the crash pushed Osei's vehicle into an unoccupied car.

Humez then put his car in drive and began to speed away but drove into two additional cars, the Sheriff's Office stated.

The pedestrian, Nicole Sullivan, was transported by Amcare Ambulance to Rome Hospital for minor injuries.

Humez was ticketed for unsafe backing and unsafe start, returnable to Rome Court at a later date.

WalMart Loss Prevention also assisted during the investigation.

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