Woods was “awake, responsive and healthy” after surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the statement said.
The 45-year-old was driving in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, at 7 a.m. Tuesday when he was hit by an SUV. While using it he was crossing a middle and circling on two sidewalks before hitting a curb, hitting a tree and landing. Brush on its side.
Woods remained conscious but suffered serious injuries to his legs, officials said Tuesday.
Orthopedic trauma specialists inserted a rod into her tibia to stabilize both the tibia and fibula bones, stabilize the feet and ankle bones, and apply pressure pressure on her leg muscles and soft-tissues to surgically relieve the sciatic nerve. Stated.
Seeing the damage at the crash site, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods is alive “no less than a miracle.”
“We have seen accidents with very little clarity [damage] Villanueva told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez responded to the crash, where he found a happy woods, he was still fastened to his seat belt but was trapped as the vehicle turned toward the driver’s side door. Gonzalez said that once he found out that the golfer was conscious, he spoke in hopes of further shocking him before medical help arrived.
“I think the fact that he was wearing a seat belt and the safety features of the vehicle designed by the manufacturer will probably either reduce his injury or save his life,” Gonzalez told Cuomo.
When he arrived at the scene, Woods felt not only juicy, but calm and not worried about his injuries – pointing to a possible shock, Gonzalez said.
Los Angeles County Fire officials rushed to free him, but the golfer tried to distance himself from the SUV but was unable to do so, Chief Daryl Osby told CNN’s John Berman. Woods couldn’t stay on his own, Gonzalez said.
Firefighters used a PR bar and ax to free the golfer, who hosted a PGA tour event in the area this past week but did not play due to recent back surgery.
They smashed the windshield with an ax and used the bars around the woods’ legs to cut the seats and metal, Osby said.
Rescuers placed Woods in a neck collar, attached leg splints and, using a backboard, transported him to the ambulance through a large hole in the windshield. Osby said both were taken to hospital in critical but stable condition with serious injuries.
How it crashed
The 15-time main champion Genesis SUV was driving a courtesy vehicle and is believed to be traveling at higher speeds, officials said. Villanueva added that there were no skid marks or other signs of braking.
Vilnueva said part of the road is “downhill on the turn”, and he and Gonzalez said the area is known as a trouble spot for speed and accidents.
Deputies responding to Woods saw no evidence of damage, Villanueva said, and they did not ask hospital officials to take a blood draw, he said. A Los Angeles law enforcement source told CNN that no field hygiene tests were performed due to the severity of Woods’ injuries.
The sheriff’s department said Woods was the sole occupant of the car.
Another car, which was not involved in the initial rollover incident, stalled after the crash and later overturned, according to Los Angeles County PIO Henry Norvez.
Woods hosts Genesis International and that was the first day
According to Daniel Rapport, a correspondent for Golf Digest and Tiger Woods, Woods was probably heading to the Rolling Hills Country Club in the nearby Rolling Hills Estates.
Tiger has a long-term partnership with Discovery to develop exclusive content for GLFFTV and Golf Digest, Golf Digest said in a statement. “He was shooting his latest series with us yesterday, in which he will be seen giving on-course instruction to several celebrities, including Thick Pinkcat Smith, Dwayne Wade and David Spad. They will continue shooting with us today.”
Woods was scheduled to join Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert in Tuesday’s scheduled shooting, a source familiar with the shooting told CNN. ESPA has reported that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Breeze was also to be part of the shoot with Herbert.
CNN The New Reliance Saints have reached out for comment, but have not heard back.
Woods had a call time of 7:30 a.m., with shooting starting at 8 a.m. Friday. It was the second day of shooting.
Rapaport told CNN’s “Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” that Woods is not playing or hitting, but is giving lessons to celebrities playing the course.
“He was in good spirits when he did it on Monday,” Rapaport said of the shooting.
Woods hosted the Genesis Invitational over the weekend, and was seen intermittently on Saturday and more often during the final round on Sunday.
Following the news of the crash, many sports stars posted their support for Woods.
CNN’s Stella Chen and Cherry Mossberg reported from Los Angeles and Madeline Holkobe reported and wrote from Atlanta. CNN’s Jill Martin, Steve Elmasi, Paul Workman, Andy Rose, David Close, Kevin Dotson and Dan Moriarty contributed to the report.