The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department have provided more details about Tiger Woods’ Tuesday morning crash of his 2021 Genesis rental SUV. “He was alive and conscious,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated. Authorities also added that there were not signs of impairment “at this time.”
Both legs suffered serious injuries, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said, adding there weren’t any life-endangering injuries to his knowledge.
Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who was first on the scene, said during Tuesday’s press conference that Woods wasn’t able to stand under his own power after being extracted from the vehicle. “He seemed as though he was lucid and calm,” Gonzalez said. “He didn’t seem concerned of his injuries at the time,” but Gonzalez noted that this is not uncommon for people who’ve been in car crashes. Gonzalez’s body cam was operational during the event.
- Sheriff Villanueva reports Woods did hit a tree with approximately an eight-inch stump that was sheared off.
- L.A. Times says Tiger was driving at a high rate of speed and lost control.
- Golf Channel reported Tiger was responsive to paramedics at the scene of Tuesday’s crash that sent him to the hospital with multiple leg injuries, according to his agent Mark Steinberg.
- ESPN’s Shelley Smith reported Tiger was on his way to play golf and do a photo shoot with Drew Brees and Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert.
That’s some serious distance to travel into a roll-over crash pic.twitter.com/NT6gVNTIAg
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) February 23, 2021
And late Tuesday evening, Woods’ camp issued the following statement:
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 24, 2021