The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said that Tiger Woods' Genesis GV80 rolled over, crashed and sustained major damage at 7:12am PT on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
He was conscious and stable when he was extracted from the car.
The cause of the accident, which happened as Woods was going north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, is still under investigation. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that accidents are quite common there due to the downhill slopes and curves on the road. He said, "Thankfully, the interior was more or less intact, which gave him the cushion to survive. Otherwise, it would have been a fatal crash."
Woods was the driver and the only occupant inside the car. He was then brought to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, reportedly with injuries to both legs. Mark Steinberg, his agent, said Tuesday afternoon that Woods needed emergency surgery for multiple leg injuries.
One of the first responders to the scene, Sheriff's Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, told reporters that Woods wasn't able to stand on his own but he was lucid and able to hold a conversation. Gonzalez noticed that Woods was wearing his seat belt. He said, "I will say that it's very fortunate that Mr. Woods was able to come out of this alive, because this is an accident-prone stretch of road. We've seen a number of accidents on this stretch of roadway."
In a statement released by his team via Twitter on Tuesday night, Tiger Woods was "awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room," after having a rod put into his leg during surgery. He "suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity" that were treated in emergency surgery, said chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Anish Mahajan.
The rod was put inside his tibia to stabilize fractures, while screws and pins were used to stabilize injuries to his foot and ankle.
Tiger Woods is considered to be one of the greatest golf players in history. The 45-year-old has won 82 tournaments, tied for the most in a career with Sam Snead, and he has won 15 major championships, second only to Jack Nicklaus.
His last tournament title was at the 2019 Zozo Championship in Japan. His most recent major victory was at the 2019 Masters.
A pity that that has happened to him, but thank goodness that he is stable, we do not know what was the cause of this terrible accident, that is under investigation, this superstar such as Tiger Woods suffered terrible injuries that he will be in the hospital to have surgery Too bad what happened to this golfer.
we had lot of news last night about him and what he have done and what can you say about it then this is all his fault,because he was drunk!when you see on pictures how long was he on wrong way and that only thing that he is alive is because of great car!now he will pay a lot in next months,from money to jail!
It is sad to hear about car accidents, that are left with injuries or even worse with deaths. Tiger Wood was driving a good car and this kept him alive. Now he has to recover because it was not an easy accident. However, pay attention to traffic when driving and at the speed adapted to meteorological conditions.
last night I read news abut him and how he wasnt drunk and he didnt have alcohol at all!this are words from sheriff of los angeles,so its very strange then why he couldnt drive normally and what happend to him at that moment!we will see what they will see today or in next days,but something is very steange here!
If the investigation they had indicates that the golfer caused the accident because he was drunk, that the weight of the law falls on him, he cannot drive in that state, and especially when we are going through difficult times due to this pandemic, they should become more aware and do not get carried away by your personal pleasures.
you didnt read my last post,where I say that sheriff had statement that he wasnt drunk,so this can be clear out,so its big question what really happend to him!he couldnt be in normal situation and he could kill somebody else in some other car!maybe he just had some health problem in that moment and we will see in next days what was main thing for this!
Interesting. So he broke the law when he drove drunk. I thought he had speed, but it seems that if this man has money... he can afford to drive after drinking alcohol. It's not nice what he did, but it's good for him that he escaped and is not dead now.
yesterday and today I read news about him and what I see from them this will be just normal car accident and they will not do anything against him!maybe if they found that he had higher speed then they allow,but for whats sheriff said,they will not press charges on him! he is now in orthopedic hospital and have problems with leg!
geseco12, you probably read a fake news about Tiger Woods about the fact that he was drunk. I like to hear it wasn't because people must give up to this vice when they drive cars or something like that. This is the situation for him now and you must drive very carefully.
I read that news in a well-known newspaper, but I don't know if it will be true, but I think that the investigation is still going on, and if he is guilty, he should be punished, even if he is a star, the law is the law, I think we should have more awareness about it .
Sad news to hear about this accident , I really hate these accidents with cars , many die on the streets for various reasons , careless driving , drinking , bad condition of the car , etc. I wish to him speed recovery , and get well and forget about this bad incident
I saw news today about this golfer. Tiger Woods is recovering well from his car accident. He was very lucky, because his leg injuries were not serious. Even if he had surgery on his leg, he will not have major problems and this thing is very good.
Okay but who was to blame for the accident, someone knows that because I have read in a newspaper and it says that he was not at fault, well I don't know if it's true, someone really knows what happened, could they give me that information ijiijiij.
Experts say that one of the reasons for accident was sleeping behind the wheel. My opinion is that Tiger Woods can confirm this thing, but now it needs to recover a bit. It could have been a tragedy, if he died because the car is quite damaged
sheriff said that accident was normal car accident and that they will not press charges agianst him,because he wasnt drunk or anything like this!only thing can be if he was driving over speed limit,but in any other case its over story!even with bigger speed he cant get some big penalty!its good that only problem for him is this leg,because he have great car!
I think the alcohol is out of the question. Cause of that accident was fatigue or inattention. All Tiger Woods has to do is for confirm exactly what was there, and in future to create a lighter schedule. t's not normal to take risks like that.
Many accidents like this are due to lack of concentration when driving, sometimes we are talking on the phone while driving, or we are in chat, we should change habits to improve our lifestyle, and avoid accidents.
Inattention and fatigue are the most guilty causes to blame. Tiger Woods enter in this equation and he was probably asleep. His demanding life causes something like that or maybe his girlfriends. The truth can be found if this golfer speak about his accident.
of course, when you have money and are too tired to drive, you can take a taxi, because it is not expensive, but some people prefer to think that they will not fall asleep behind the wheel. This is a huge mistake and no one should go on like this. Every person's lives are important and it is sad to be lost in car accidents.
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