Tiger Woods is Awake and Responsive After Roll-Over Car Crash in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods is Awake and Responsive After Roll-Over Car Crash in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods is Awake and Responsive After Roll-Over Car Crash in Los Angeles

The pro golfer and PGA Tour winner is in serious but stable condition following a single-car collision on Tuesday.

The pro golfer and PGA Tour winner is in serious but stable condition following a single-car collision on Tuesday.

Text: Sam Tracy

At 10 AM on Tuesday, Tiger Woods was on his way to set. The 82-time PGA Tour winner was set to begin his second day of filming an exciting new TV project in collaboration with GolfTV and the Discovery Channel. Woods was feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed after the successful previous day of filming. Cameras captured Woods sharing laughs and golfing tips with Jada Pinkett Smith, Dwayne Wade and David Spade as the professional athlete and his famous apprentices made their way through the golf course. 

Tuesday marked day two of filming. A starstudded lineup was scheduled for the afternoon. Set to tee off with Los Angeles Chargers quarterback, Justin Herbert, and New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, Woods hurried to Los Angeles’ Rolling Hills Country Club. 

However, he would never show up to set that day. 

Travelling northbound on a steep descent of Hawthorne Boulevard, a mere 30 miles south of downtown LA, Woods’ vehicle nicked the center divider. The vehicle became out of control, crashing into a wooden “Welcome to Rolling Hills Estates” sign, crossing two southbound lanes, hitting a curb and a tree while narrowly avoiding a utility pole. His SUV tumbled into a ravine and settled on its side several hundred feet from the road where authorities found him conscious and coherent behind the cushion of a deployed airbag.

Responders were forced to use a pry bar and ax to remove the shattered windshield and safely remove the athlete from his vehicle. The 15-time major champion was unable to stand on his own and was rushed in an ambulance to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for emergency surgery. Injuries obtained in the crash included open fractures of the right tibia and fibula bones as well as shattered foot and ankle bones and trauma to leg muscle and soft tissue, according to a statement released via Woods’ official Twitter account.

Fans are hoping he is out of the woods soon after hours-long surgeries and the insertion of screws, pins and rods into his lower right leg and ankle. The athlete is currently resting and recuperating in the hospital.

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