According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (Alex Villanueva), the 45-year-old Woods remained alert and alert when emergency responders pulled him from the car.
It may take several days or weeks for traffic investigators to determine the cause of the accident because they need to investigate whether speed, fatigue or operator error are the factors, or whether Woods hit something on the road that caused him to lose control. Los Angeles County Police The long office of Lieutenant Michael White told CNN members KCAL/KCBS.
Woods was driving in Rancho Palos Verdes (Rancho Palos Verdes) shortly after 7 am Pacific time when the SUV he used crossed the median and crossed two lanes before hitting the curb and hitting a tree And land from the brush road. No other vehicles are involved.
According to Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby (Daryl Osby), Woods needs rescuers to use a crowbar and an axe to rescue the vehicle.
Villanueva and the sheriff’s deputy Carlos Gonzalez said that Woods was driving up and down a winding road in an area known for speeding and accidents.
Officials said at a press conference on Tuesday that the weather was not the cause of the accident. Officials said that there is no evidence of damage, but the crash is under investigation.
When asked at a press conference whether Woods was on the phone at the time, Villanueva said that investigators will have to determine whether distracted driving played a role.
How is his injury?
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Woods was taken by ambulance to the Port-UCLA Medical Center in an emergency, without life threatening.
Sources told CNN that Woods had a broken leg. Osby said that Woods’ leg was clamped at the scene.
CNN Medical Communications, Ph.D. said: “Compound fractures are open fractures. In fact, bones protrude from the skin. This is obvious at the time of injury, and… Obviously it needs to be treated very quickly.” Sanjay Gupta (Sanjay Gupta) said.
Villanueva said: “He can communicate and he is conscious.”
Gonzalez, the first responder at the scene, said he kept Woods talking until the firefighters arrived.
According to “Golf Digest” quoted Woods agent Mark Steinberg as saying that after the accident, Woods had to undergo surgery.
What type of car does Woods drive?
Woods was driving the 2021 Genesis SUV at the time. Villanueva said that the front end of the vehicle was destroyed and the airbag was deployed. Gonzalez said Woods was wearing a seat belt.
Villanueva said: “Fortunately, the interior is more or less intact, which provides him with a buffer for survival, otherwise it would have been fatal.”
Last weekend, the sponsor of the golf tournament he hosted provided Woods with “Genesis” as a gift car.
Woods did not participate in the competition due to recent back surgery.
Genesis Motor North America President and CEO Mark Del Rosso (Mark Del Rosso) said Tuesday that he was “heartbroken” when he heard of the accident.