Michael Tran Arrested after Colliding with Fire Truck near Coyote Creek
SAN JOSE, CA (August 25, 2018) – Two people were hospitalized early Saturday morning following a rear-end collision on Highway 101.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place at about 1:00 AM near Coyote Creek. A Tesla slammed into the rear of a fire engine that was stopped along the highway.
Two people inside the Tesla sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation. The severity of their injuries was not immediately released. Meanwhile, authorities confirmed that no firefighters were harmed in the crash.
The 37-year-old man driving the Tesla, identified as Michael Tran, was later arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. He also claimed that he thought the vehicle’s Autopilot feature was active before colliding with the fire truck.
An investigation is ongoing to identify the main cause of the crash and to explore other possible contributing factors. Tesla is also working on determining whether or not the Autopilot mode was activated. Additional information was not disclosed to the public at this time.
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