Updates on Tiger Woods’ Car Accident
Tiger Woods was hospitalized in the aftermath of a single-car wreck on Tuesday, February 23, and authorities have officially ruled it an accident.
The pro athlete, 45, was “extricated from the crash using the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firemen and paramedics,” according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
The car “sustained major damage” and Woods’ manager later told Golf Digest that he “suffered multiple leg injuries.” The California native was the only passenger in the car.
During a press conference on Tuesday, more details about the crash and Woods’ condition were revealed.
Authorities noted that the golf champ was conscious when first responders arrived at the scene, asserting that there was “no evidence of impairment.”
“The initial impact was with the center median, then crossed into the opposite lane of traffic, struck the curb, hit a tree, and there were many rollovers,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Later that evening, Villanueva addressed concerns from the public on the department’s Facebook page and denied the possibility of Woods facing reckless driving charges.
“This is purely an accident,” the sheriff said. “We do not contemplate any charges whatsoever in this crash. This remains an accident. An accident is not a crime.”
The former Miami heat player, 39, opened up about spending a “great day” with the 15-time major champion.
“I woke up today so proud to be able to post that moment for the world to be able to get a little snippet of our moment together,” Wade recalled during an appearance on Inside the NBA on Tuesday. “And I took a nap, and I woke up to the news. … I’m just thankful that he took the time to be able to teach me a few things about the game yesterday.”
The Chicago native was “shaken” after learning about what happened to Woods — and he wasn’t the only one. Alex Rodriguez, Barack Obama, and more stars sent well-wishes to Woods while waiting for an update on his condition.
“Praying for TW right now 🙏🏻,” Lindsey Vonn, who dated Woods for three years before their May 2015 split, tweeted on Tuesday night.
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