According to reports from the Clinton Police Department, Paul Wooten, 87, of 381 Roanoke Road, Newton Grove, finished shopping at Walmart, located in the Sampson Crossing Shopping Center on Sunset Avenue in Clinton, and got into his 2001 Ford truck with his wife.
Wooten, reports show, said when he put his truck in drive, it rammed five vehicles causing upwards of $16,000 in damages and leaving two vehicles in need of a tow.
Wooten, who told police he had an accelerato problem and he “couldn’t get the vehicle to stop” was not charged in the incident. He was declared responsible for the damage to the vehicles.
Damage was done to Tina Edge’s 2004 Chrysler ($3,000); Joy Everette’s 2009 Toyota ($5,000) which was towed from the scene; Andrea Williams’ 2008 Nissan ($4,500); Nicole Boyd’s 2002 Ford ($4,000) which was also towed from the scene; and Eric Carvajal’s 2000 Volkswagen ($1,500).
Boyd’s wife, Emma, was the only reported injury in the incident. Reports show that she was taken to Sampson Regional Medical Center and treated and released with minor injuries.
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