Golfer suffered severe leg injuries and had to undergo surgery; no alcohol or drugs were detected in the athlete’s body
Alex Villanueva, xerife of The Angels, said, this Tuesday, 23, that the golfer Tiger Woods was driving at high speed when he was in a car accident on a highway near Los Angeles, California. According to the police, examinations showed that the 45-year-old American, who suffered serious leg injuries, was not under the influence of alcoholic beverage and no way. He is not in danger of death. According to the authorities, the golfer’s car hit a central bed, crossed two lanes in the opposite direction, overturned several times and ended up on its side on a bluff. The golf superstar had to be pulled out of the car by the windshield, but he was conscious and even talked to the fire department. An ambulance took him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery.
The airbags went off and the car’s interior remained basically intact, which, according to police officer Villanueva, “saved his life”. The front of the vehicle was destroyed. “Tiger Woods suffered a car accident this morning in California, he suffered multiple leg injuries and underwent surgery, ”said his manager, Mark Steinberg. The two-lane road used by Woods curves through the upscale suburbs of Los Angeles and the north side the golfer was driving on descends abruptly enough that the signals warn trucks to use lower gears. The speed limit is 70 kilometers per hour.
Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host at the Riviera Country Club, where he handed the trophy to the winner on Sunday. He was supposed to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery GOLFTV, with whom he has a contract. Tiger Woods was recovering from back surgery on December 23. It was his fifth on-site surgery and the first since his spine was fused in April 2017, which allowed him to stage a remarkable comeback in 2019. He has been a highlight of golf since 1997, when he was 21.
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