San Francisco tech CEO charged with hit-and-run

  • Associated Press
  • May 15, 2014 - 1:40 PM

BRISBANE, Calif. — A San Francisco technology CEO is facing felony hit-and-run charges after authorities say he left the scene of a freeway crash.

San Mateo County prosecutors filed the charge against Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia on Wednesday.

According to a civil lawsuit by the crash victim, Patrice Motley, the 42-year-old Tolia was driving alongside her on Highway 101 in Brisbane on Aug. 4 when he began moving his SUV into her lane to overtake a slower vehicle.

Motley says she lost control of her car and hit the concrete median, suffering fractures and back injuries. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe tells the San Jose Mercury News ( Tolia kept driving.

Tolia said in a statement he will cooperate fully with authorities. Nextdoor is a social networking site that aims to help neighbors connect.

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