Tiger Woods,45, a 15 major champion and winner of record tying 82 PGA Tour Tournaments, badly injured in a car crash in Los Angles on Tuesday.
He had to underwent several hours of emergency surgery to repair his lower right leg and ankle.
Here is the all details you need to about the accident and his conditions:
Car Crash And Rescue
Tiger Woods was driving a Genesis GV80 SUV vehicle by himself and is believed to have been traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash. The incident happened near near the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, about 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
That section of road where the accident happened is downhill on a curve. L.A. County marked that area as a trouble spot for speeding and accidents. There has seen 13 accidents since last January.
During a news conference on Tuesday, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, Woods’ vehicle hit the center divider, destroyed a wooden “Welcome to Rolling Hills Estates” sign and rolled over several times. As soon as the SUV cross the two southbound lanes, it hit a curb and a tree and finally settle down at several hundred feet from the road. Woods Genesis GV80 SUV vehicle narrowly missed hitting a utility pole.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez arrived at the scene as soon as possible and found Woods struggling to get out of his SUV. Gonzalez said Woods was wearing a seatbelt and conscious and was able to answer questions about what day it was and where he was.
Tiger Woods tried to get out of the SUV himself but couldn’t. Los Angeles County Fire officials arrived at the scene and freed him by breaking the windshield with axe and pry bar to move the seats and metal from around Wood’s leg.
“I will say that it’s very fortunate that Mr. Woods was able to come out of this alive,” after judging the crash scene said Mr. Gonzalez in a statement.
Tiger Wood’s Condition After Surgery
“Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower leg, bones that were broken into more than two pieces and with breaks in the skin, in the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula of his right leg”, Dr. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer and interim CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said in a statement that posted to Tiger’s Twitter account.
Mahajan also added that “surgeons there placed a rod into the tibia of Woods’ right leg, and they used a combination of screws and pins to stabilize injuries to his foot and ankle”.
After the surgery Tiger Woods was “awake, responsive, and recovering” said in that statement.
Charges Against Tiger Woods:
“We don’t contemplate any charges whatsoever in this crash,”. “This remains an accident. An accident is not a crime. They do happen, unfortunately.” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a Facebook Live chat.