According to Sheriff Robert Maciol, a 49 year old woman was injured in a two car accident at Rome New London Road in the City of Rome.

As investigated and reported by Deputy Villarreal, on July 15, 2022, at about 6:30 PM, Joseph Vanarsdale Jr., age 58, from the City of Rome, was operating a 2012 GMC SUV easterly on Rome New London Road in the City of Rome and reduced his speed for a disabled vehicle on the southern shoulder of the road. As Vanarsdale slowed down for the disabled vehicle, a 2008 Volkswagen Sedan being operated by Dominick Shearer, age 25, from the City of Rome, collided with the rear of Vanarsdale's vehicle causing moderate damage to the vehicle and minor physical injury to his passenger Stephanie Hotcfert.

Stephanie was transported to Rome Memorial Hospital by AmCare Ambulance for further evaluation of her neck. No other occupant was injured.

Shearer was issued a summons for Following Too Closely and a summons for Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent returnable in the City of Rome Court at a later date.