Startup CEO Charged in Felony Hit-and-Run Accident

Earlier today, CNN included Nextdoor in an article about "Hyperlocal apps [that] help residents fight crime." Later today, NBC Bay Area reports the CEO of one of those apps is now facing serious allegations of criminal negligence, accused of fleeing the scene of a highway accident he caused.

According to court documents, Nirav Tolia (left)—whose company recently locked down $60 million in venture capital and claims to be used by one in six American neighborhoods—directly caused an accident while driving his BMW X5 and attempting to overtake another car:

Startup CEO Charged in Felony Hit-and-Run Accident

He then fled the scene.

The above is from a civil suit filed by the victim of the crash, which Tolia now faces in addition to charges by the San Mateo County DA. He'll head to court on May 28th.

Read the civil complaint in its entirety below.

Photo via Nextdoor

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