Woods Suffers Two Leg Fractures, Shattered Ankle in Accident
Tiger Woods has suffered two leg fractures and a shattered ankle from his car wreck on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to the LA Times.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department said in a press conference that there was “no evidence of impairment. No reason to do sobriety test.”
The Sheriff also added that the “Jaws of Life” were not used to get Woods out of the car. The original statement from the Sheriff’s Department said that they were.
The accident took place a little after 7 a.m. California Time near Los Angeles, off of Hawthorne Blvd and Rolling Hills Estates, a road that has produced a “high frequency of accidents,” according to police.
Woods was traveling northbound, and the car ended up on the southbound side of the road.
Woods was in LA for a two-day shoot with Golf Digest and GOLFTV.
Woods has been seen on social media with actor David Spade and NBA legend Dwayne Wade.
He was scheduled to do one more shoot on Tuesday with Saints quarterback Drew Brees, according to Rachel Nichols, however, Woods did not arrive at the course.
According to the LA County Sheriff’s Department, “Tiger’s car traveled several hundred feet, indicating greater speed than normal. No skid marks, no indications of braking. First contact was with center median, then crossed into opposing lane, hit curb, tree, “several” roll overs.”
Police and fire were there within minutes.
“When I arrived on scene, Mr. Woods was seated in the driver’s seat,” said Officer Gonzalez, who was the first to make contact with Woods .
He added, “I made contact with him, and I ensured that he was able to speak to me. At that time, he seemed as though he was still calm and lucid.” Gonzalez added, “I kept Mr. Woods calm. … I asked him what his name was. He told me his name was Tiger, and that moment I immediately recognized him.”
The jaws of life was not used to get Woods out of the vehicle. Instead, an axe was used. Woods was pulled out through the windshield.
Woods was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for surgery.
No further updates on his condition have been given to this point.