A twenty (20) year-old Somers resident and University of Tampa student, Erik Nicoletti, was tragically struck in a hit and run accident on the campus this past Saturday. Nicoletti was reportedly crossing the street with a friend at approxmately 1 a.m. Both were injured in the crash.
Nicolletti suffered a severe head injury and was originally placed on life support. It now appears that he will be taken off these measures at some point today. The other pedestrian involved, Cree Riley, of Pennsylvania, is reportedly in serious but stable condition.
The driver of the vehicle, 27 year-old Andres Trujillo, abandoned his car immediately after the crash, but later turned himself into police. Trujillo was apparently reaching down to pick up a dropped cigarette at the time of the accident.
Somers college student critically injured in Tampa hit-run, Journal News, Barbara Livingston Nackman, November 23, 2009.