What we learn about Tiger Woods’ automotive accident in L.A.



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Golf legend Tiger Woods was hospitalized Tuesday after crashing his vehicle near Rancho Palos Verdes. Right here’s what we all know.

What occurred?

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned in a press release that it responded to a “single car rollover site visitors collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.” The assertion confirmed that Woods was the motive force and solely occupant of the car.

The crash occurred on a curvy, steep stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard, a significant street that cuts via the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Legislation enforcement sources who requested anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to talk publicly on the matter informed The Occasions that Woods was touring at a excessive fee of pace and misplaced management of his SUV, which rolled a number of occasions earlier than coming to a halt.

‘We have now a rollover with somebody trapped’

The primary sheriff’s dispatch name went out round 7:15 a.m., giving the placement of the accident and saying, “The car ran off the street.”

Within the midst of radio site visitors directing models to the scene and coordinating the shutdown of site visitors, one other voice spoke with urgency at 7:25 a.m.: “Do we now have an ETA for fireplace [department rescue units]? We have now a rollover with somebody trapped.”

Was Tiger harm?

Sure. The L.A. County Hearth Division reported that the motive force of the car was taken to a neighborhood hospital in critical situation.

In a press release, Woods’ supervisor, Mark Steinberg, mentioned the golfer “suffered a number of leg accidents” and “is at the moment in surgical procedure.”

L.A. Occasions sources described his situation as “reasonable to essential.” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned Woods is “fortunate to be alive.”

Why was Tiger on the town?

Woods was in Los Angeles as the host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Nation Membership, which concluded Sunday. He didn’t play within the occasion, as he was recovering from his fifth again surgical procedure, however informed CBS announcer Jim Nantz in an interview in the course of the closing spherical that he hoped to play within the Masters in April.

“God, I hope so. I’ve bought to get there first,” Woods mentioned within the interview. “Numerous it’s primarily based on my surgeons and medical doctors and therapist and ensuring I do it accurately. That is the one again I’ve bought, I don’t have far more wiggle room left.”

Woods stayed round in Los Angeles after the Genesis Invitational to take part in a two-day content material shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV. Though he didn’t hit balls or play any holes Monday, a smiling Woods was with retired NBA star Dwyane Wade and comic David Spade – each of whom documented it on social media — at Rolling Hills Nation Membership. A part of the shoot concerned Woods giving classes on the course to celebrities.

Woods is claimed to have been to headed again to Rolling Hills to proceed doing video and photograph shoots for Golf Digest on the time of the crash.

Reactions

Justin Thomas was chatting with reporters Tuesday simply after the information broke about Woods, his shut pal and fellow former world No. 1 golfer.

“I’m sick to my abdomen …” Thomas mentioned throughout a information convention forward of the WGC-Workday Championship on the Concession Golf Membership in Bradenton, Fla. “I simply hope he’s all proper.”

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Employees writers Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno. Chuck Schilken and Hayley Smith contributed to this report.