Michael Tacchella Arrested in Highway 116 Crash Injures 36-Year-Old Driver
Sonoma, CA (June 09, 2021) – On Monday, a 36-year-old Rohnert Park man was injured and police arrested 27-year-old Michael Tacchella of Fremont, in Highway 116 DUI crash.
Officers responded to the accident scene at about 4:15 p.m. east of Arnold Drive.
Officers said Tacchella was driving his Honda Accord on the wrong side of the road when he crashed with a Chevy Silverado.
As a result, the Silverado driver, a 36-year-old Rohnert Park man, was severely injured. Rescuers took him by an ambulance to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa.
Rescuers airlifted Tacchella to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for suffering major injuries.
Officers arrested him at the hospital on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. Make it your practice to always maintain some distance between your vehicle and the one ahead in order to give yourself enough response time should the vehicle ahead make a sudden turn or stop.
Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
That is why it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
-First, always drive at a controllable speed.
-Then, it is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Also, be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
– This one, we should never neglect. Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
– Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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