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Hit-and-run driver sentenced for Menlo accident

 

The driver who hit a motorcyclist with his car in Menlo Park, then fled the scene despite the victim begging for help, was sentenced to two years in state prison and ordered to make restitution in San Mateo County Superior Court on Friday (Dec. 3).

The victim suffered a broken back.

Police arrested Eric Olvera Nieto, 21, at his girlfriend's home in Ripon, after he fled the Oct. 4 crash scene on foot. According to the incident report, Nieto rear-ended the motorcycle at a red light, throwing the victim onto the hood of the car.

Nieto was unlicensed, and ran because he was in the United States illegally, according to the district attorney's office.

— Sandy Brundage

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