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 accident scene on foot. According to the incident report, Mr. Nieto rear-ended the motorcycle at a red light, throwing the victim onto the hood of the car.

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


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Posted by AL
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Dec 6, 2010 at 2:08 pm

This hit and run driver Oliviera Nieto should have 5 years more,illegal and no respect for the law,[portion removed]

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Posted by Jackrabbitt
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Dec 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Another exemplary illegal alien to add to the already overcrowded California prison population. Terrific. Didn't someone once say "charity begins at home"! Good grief Charlie Brown. Let's hear it for SF and their knucklehead "Sanctuary City" policy.

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