Nearly two months after Tiger Woods’ terrifying automotive accident, the reason for the crash has been revealed. The record of accidents additionally got here ahead, which included a ‘laceration’ on his jaw and extra.
UPDATE [4/7/21, 7:30 p.m. ET]: An inventory of the accidents that Tiger Woods sustained from his Feb. 23 automotive crash has been launched. The well-known golfer was “knocked unconscious” and suffered a laceration to the decrease entrance jaw, bruised his proper and left rib cage, and had a fractured proper tibia and fibula (situated within the decrease half of the legs) along with a “possible right ankle injury,” in keeping with a duplicate of the site visitors collision report that HollywoodLife obtained on April 7.
ORIGINAL: The sports activities world held its collective breath on Feb. 23 after news of Tiger Woods’ terrifying automotive crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Tiger, 45, suffered a number of accidents within the single-vehicle crash, requiring emergency surgical procedure on his proper leg. As the golf icon continues his restoration, the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department introduced on Wednesday (Apr. 7) that its investigation revealed extreme pace was the primary explanation for the accident.
“The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate a curve of the roadway,” L.A. County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva, stated. “Estimated speeds at the first area of impact were 84 to 87 miles per hour in the final estimated speed when the vehicle struck the tree was 75 miles per hour. There were no citations issued and there are no signs of impairment.”
JUST IN: Official says main trigger for Tiger Woods crash was “driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway.”
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— ABC News (@ABC) April 7, 2021
The Sheriff additionally insisted that Tiger wasn’t receiving any “special treatment” within the crash investigation. “That is absolutely false,” Sheriff Villanueva reiterated. “There was no signs of impairment. Our primary concern, once we, obviously at the scene of the collision, was his safety. And this is where you have to switch gears and make sure the person can survive and receives the medical care they need, and fire department paramedics and that’s why he was taken to a trauma center because he obviously had a compound fracture to the leg and it was life threatening injuries.”
Tiger was driving his Genesis GV80 SUV to an L.A. golf course when he struck a raised median round 7 a.m., native time, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palo Verdes. The SUV crossed two oncoming lanes of site visitors and uprooted a tree when he rolled his automotive down the treacherous embankment. Initial reviews claimed that the “Jaws of Life” have been used to extract Tiger from the wrecked automotive. Sherriff Villanueva later instructed reporters that was not the case, and rescuers deployed solely an ax to rescue woods. Tiger suffered “crush injuries of both lower legs, including a compound fracture and a shattered ankle,” and Tiger was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for surgical procedure.
While Tiger was laid up within the hospital, his girlfriend, Erica Herman, paid him a go to. The two of them have been courting since 2017, and he or she’s been seen cheering him from the sidelines at many main golf tournaments. Tiger’s children, Sam, 13, and Charlie, 13, have been seen with their mother, Elin Nordegren, out in Florida. Tiger was “fine with them being Elin” as he recovered, a supply instructed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “He feels that it would be too dramatic for them to see their dad hurt.”
Tiger’s group launched a press release a day after the crash, saying he suffered “significant orthopedic injuries to his lower right extremity (leg) that were treated…by [an] Orthopedic trauma specialist.” Tiger additionally had fractures alongside the higher and decrease parts of the tibia and fibula, and that the accidents have been stabilized with a rod, screws, and pins. At the time, Tiger was “awake, responsive, and recovering.”
Five days after the accident, Tiger issued his first assertion for the reason that accident. After watching the WGC-Workday Championship, the place numerous golfers donned crimson polos in assist, Tiger shared how the gesture moved him. “It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts. To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.”
A witness who lived close to the crash web site and went over to assist reportedly instructed authorities that Tiger was “unconscious” when he received to the automobile, however a sheriff’s deputy stated that Tiger “later appeared to be in shock but was conscious and able to answer basic questions.” Sheriff Villanueva initially known as the crash “purely an accident” and that there was no indication of impairment, per ESPN. This assertion has been cited as a motive why investigators didn’t search a search warrant for Tiger’s blood samples, which they’d have examined for medication and alcohol. Tiger was charged with a DUI in 2017, and he would later search “professional help to manage [the] medications” that impaired his driving.
Investigators did acquire a search warrant for the SUV’s information recorder, aka the automotive’s black field. “We have reached out to Tiger Woods and his personnel,” Villanueva stated, per ESPN. “There are some privacy issues on releasing information on the investigation, so we’re going to ask them if they waive the privacy, and then we will be able to do a full release on all the information regarding the accident.”