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Tiger woods suffers multiple leg injuries in car crush

 

Woods, 45, was driving shortly after 7 a.m. PT in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, when the SUV he was using,a 2021 Genesis GV80, crossed a median and went across two lanes of road  before hitting a curb, hitting a tree and landing on its side off the roadway.

Woods, 45, was in California for a two-day content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV after serving as host for the Genesis Invitational, which finished on Sunday.The shoot involved Woods giving on-course lessons to a number of celebrities

However, his movement was still restricted from the back procedure he had just a few months ago.He did not hit balls or play any holes, but mostly provided instruction and hit a few putts.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was driving at a “relatively greater speed than normal” when his vehicle crossed onto the wrong side of the road before veering off the road entirely and onto a hillside. A neighbor called 911 to alert authorities of the accident.

Personnel from the LACSD said the interior of the vehicle Woods was driving remained intact—and that, combined with the fact that Woods was wearing a seatbelt, allowed him to escape what “otherwise would have been a fatal crash,” according to Villanueva.

 

Tiger was lucid and calm, but potentially in shock when the rescue team found him and there were no signs of impairment.

Firefighters broke the windshield with an ax and used a bar to pry the seats and metal from around Woods’ legs.

They put Woods in a neck collar, attached leg splints and used a backboard to get him through the giant hole in the windshield to an ambulance. He went to the hospital in serious but stable condition with injuries to both legs.

This is the latest in a long history of injuries for Woods who had just undergone a microdisectomy procedure to remove a pressurised disc fragment that was pinching a nerve.

There are still no updates on the specifics of Tiger’s injuries or what the surgery entailed.

 

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