Aerial Photographs of the Suspected Tiger Woods Crash Site in Los Angeles
“It’s very lucky for Mr. Woods to come out of this alive.”
That’s the latest from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, one of the first officers to arrive on the scene after golfer Tiger Woods wrecked his truck outside of Los Angeles on Tuesday. He said the golfer was wearing a seatbelt, which could have saved his life, and appeared “calm and clear-headed.”
The PGA legend, who suffered “serious injuries to both legs” according to officials, was rushed to surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after his car hit a median and rolled from end to end for a few 100 feet until the road peeked over the side.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a news conference Tuesday that “there was no evidence of deterioration” at the scene of the incident.
“There was no evidence of deterioration,” Villanueva said during his comments. “There was no effort to draw blood, for example, in the hospital.”
Marshals will investigate the incident for a variety of different causes and will release their findings within days or weeks.
A second crash occurred after another driver stopped to help Woods, according to local officials. The incident was minor and no one was injured.
A host of sports figures, as well as former President Donald Trump, have become the first to publicly send their “prayers” and “thoughts” to Mr. Woods, via social media, while treating him in the hospital. .
Hello and welcome to The independenton the aftermath of Tiger Woods’ car accident.
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 8:01 PM
Tiger Woods in surgery after accident, agent confirms
Tiger Woods’ agent has said the golfer sustained major injuries in the accident and was undergoing surgery to correct the damage.
“Tiger Woods was in a car accident this morning in California, where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we appreciate his privacy and support, ”said Mark Steinberg.
Here’s everything we know so far, by Graeme massie:
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 8:06 PM
‘Ongoing Traffic Investigation,’ Los Angeles Police Say
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 8:14 PM
Woods to be investigated a third time for car-related issues
This is the third time that Tiger Woods has been involved in a car investigation, the most notorious being the 2009 Thanksgiving crash when his SUV hit a fire hydrant and collided with a tree.
In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep at the wheel of a car awkwardly parked on the side of the road. He was arrested on a DUI charge and later said that he had an unexpected reaction to the prescription drugs, which he had for his back pain.
But then Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic for help with prescription drugs and a sleep disorder.
Police have not yet given any indication of what caused the accident, only saying that an investigation was launched.
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 8:31 PM
Various sports figures ‘send prayers’ to the golfer
Messages for Tiger Woods have started to hit social media, with golfer Ian Poulter and former footballer Gary Lineker leading the way.
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 8:38 PM
Trump wishes ‘true champion’ Woods the best
Donald Trump has added his voice to those who wish Tiger Woods a speedy recovery.
According to adviser to the 45th president, Jason Miller, Trump said: “Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion! “
The golfer received his medal of freedom from Trump in 2019.
It is well known how much the former president values the sport – he was actually playing a game when Joe Biden was announced as the winner of the 2020 presidential race.
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 8:45 PM
PGA assures Woods he will have ‘full support while he recovers’
The PGA Tour has issued a statement on Tiger Woods, assuring the golfer that he is “in” the “prayers” of the organization and that he will have their “full support while he recovers.”
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 8:55 PM
Los Angeles Police Release Details of Crash Site
Tiger Woods’ car accident occurred shortly before 7.15 a.m. and about 20 miles (32 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, on the border of the exclusive communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, authorities said. Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the “tournament host” for the Genesis Invitational in Riviera, where he presented the trophy.
He would spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has a sponsorship deal.
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 9:00 PM
‘Your inner tiger is a beast,’ Pinkett-Smith tells Woods
Jade Pinkett-Smith, who was with Tiger Woods on Monday, tweeted to tell fans not to take “a moment for granted.”
“I know you are good because your inner Tiger is a beast!” she wrote.
The actress and Will Smith’s wife had posted a few hours earlier about her “golf trip with Tiger,” telling her 1.6 million fans that playing the sport with him was a “dream come true.”
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 9:04 PM
‘It makes my stomach sick’: golfer Justin Thomas joins the chorus of supporters
My colleague, Danielle zoellner, has more information on all the famous figures who send messages of love and support to Tiger Woods.
Sam hancockFebruary 23, 2021 9:08 PM