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Tiger Woods: Bad details about the horror accident known - golf superstar surprisingly relocated

2021-02-26T18:25:35.831Z

Tiger Woods had a serious auto accident. The golf star suffered injuries to his legs and has since been operated on. Now he has been taken to another hospital.



Tiger Woods had a serious auto accident.

The golf star suffered injuries to his legs and has since been operated on.

Now he has been taken to another hospital.

  • Tiger Woods was involved in a bad car accident.

    The golf star seriously injured his legs.

  • The upholstery of his car probably saved his life (update from February 24, 6:35 a.m.).

  • The likely cause of the accident: Woods was driving too fast in his car (update from February 24th, 9:56 a.m.).

  • The news ticker on the Tiger Woods accident is updated continuously.

Update from February 26, 7:46 a.m.: It has been

three days since the serious Tiger Woods car accident.

Now there is news from the golf superstar.

Woods, who suffered severe leg injuries in the horror crash, was unexpectedly transferred to another hospital.

"Mr.

Tiger Woods has been moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for further orthopedic care and recovery, ”said Anish Mahajan, executive director of Harbor UCLA Medical Center, to which 45-year-old Woods was initially taken.

“It was an honor for our employees to provide orthopedic trauma treatment to one of the greatest athletes of our generation,” the statement continued: “In order to respect patient confidentiality, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center will not provide any further information . "

Tiger Woods: Horror Accident!

Bad details from the clinic - first clues about the cause

Update from February 24th, 9:56 am:

The good news first: Tiger Woods was operated on successfully, currently he is "awake, approachable and is now recovering in his room," as a statement on his official Twitter account shows.

In it, his doctor commented on the serious injuries Woods sustained in his car accident on the morning of February 23.

"Open debris fractures that affected the upper and lower parts of the tibia and fibula were stabilized by a rod in the tibia," writes Anish Mahajan.

Further bone injuries in the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins.

During the long operation on the right leg, pressure was also taken off the muscle.

Whether Woods was injured only on his right leg in the accident or, as the authorities previously stated, but on both legs, was not clear from the statement.

Tiger Woods: is the cause of the accident clear?

But how did the terrible accident even happen?

According to official police reports, crashes occur more frequently on Hawthorne Boulevard around 40 kilometers south of Los Angeles - the main reason is the excessive speed.

Apparently it does happen that the drivers are traveling at up to 130 kilometers per hour.

Only 70 are allowed.

According to the US media, Woods was supposed to give football star Drew Brees golf lessons on Tuesday morning, and a TV team was specially booked for a shoot.

He was supposed to be at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades at 7:30 a.m.

Estimated travel time there: around an hour.

Woods didn't leave his hotel until around 7am!

So he was way too late and therefore wanted to make up time.

Tiger Woods: serious leg injuries in golf star

Update from February 24th, 6:35 a.m.:

Golf star Tiger Woods * broke both legs and an ankle in his serious car accident, as the

Los Angeles Times

and

ESPN

report.

One of the breaks is said to be complicated, it said, citing an anonymous source.

Woods' management initially only confirmed the accident and "multiple leg injuries".

Woods has already had an operation.

According to the authorities, the father of two children was lucky because he could have died.

The public sympathy is great - in addition to ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and basketball player Steph Curry, two ex-presidents sent congratulations to the best golfer of his generation.

"If I've learned anything over the years, it's never to write off Tiger," tweeted Barack Obama.

Donald Trump said on US television: "He will be back, there is no doubt about that.

He's an exceptional golfer and an exceptional guy. "

Tiger Woods: Golf star seriously injured in car accident

Police and firefighters reported at a press conference that Woods had shown no evidence of alcohol, drugs or medication in the incident on a steeply sloping road where accidents are more common.

The section in the posh area in southeast Los Angeles is known for excessive speeds.

45 miles per hour (about 72 km / h) are allowed there.

Police officer Carlos Gonzalez reported that he had seen cars there traveling at 80 miles per hour (almost 130 km / h).

The weather did not play a role, in the accident after 7 a.m. there was already daylight.

"It will take days or weeks to find out everything," said the sheriff in charge, Alex Villanueva.

Woods was traveling at “a comparatively higher speed than normal” and was very lucky.

Everything was broken in the front and back, but the interior was largely undamaged.

That was the upholstery, otherwise it would have been fatal,

”said Villanueva about the wrecked car.

Serious Auto Accident: Tiger Woods was conscious and approachable

TV recordings and photos showed how the heavy car was a good distance from the road on the driver's side.

There were no skid marks, reported Villanueva.

Woods was released through the windshield.

The sponsor's off-road vehicle, whose PGA tournament in Los Angeles Woods hosted this weekend, broke through a tree about 20 centimeters thick and was thrown across the two oncoming lanes.

The vehicle barely missed a telephone pole.

When police officer Gonzalez arrived minutes after a resident called, Woods was reportedly conscious and able to speak.

No other vehicles were involved.

It was only after the accident that there was a minor collision of other cars.

Update from February 23, 11:16 p.m.:

As CNN

reports

on citing a source, Tiger Woods has not suffered any “life-threatening injuries”, but several “complicated broken legs”.

Tiger Woods: More details about the golf star's accident

Update from February 23, 11:02 p.m.:

As the sheriffs department announced to the TV station Fox, Tiger Woods crossed the middle lane and the opposite lane before his accident before

getting stuck

in the bushes.

“It's a little steep and has steep curves.

The car crossed the middle and got over the curb, so it overturned into the bushes, ”said Captain James Powers.

Local residents are said to have reported the accident.

He was unable to provide any more detailed information about the cause of the accident, except that he described the sloping terrain again and said: “This will make the car accelerate by itself”.

Tiger Woods in the hospital: friends express themselves with emotional words

Update from February 23, 10:35 p.m.:

The PGA also spoke up and expressed their concern for the golf star.

"On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers," the PGA wrote on Twitter.

Friends and competitors also spoke up.

“I feel very sick.

It hurts to see one of my closest friends having an accident, "said world number three Justin Thomas:" I just hope he's okay.

I'm also worried about his children. "

Wood's ex-girlfriend Lindsay Vonn also wrote on Twitter that she was praying for the 45-year-old.

Update from February 23, 10:10 p.m .:

Tiger Woods was brought to the hospital in "serious condition," reported the LA Fire Department on Twitter after the 45-year-old's car accident.

As the agent Mark Steinberg confirmed (see first report), the golf star is currently in an operating room and suffered several leg injuries.

Golf star Tiger Woods in clinic after car accident!

Police provide terrifying details

First report from February 23, 9 p.m .:

Los Angeles / Munich - US golf star Tiger Woods was injured in a serious car accident.

The athlete's car overturned on Tuesday morning south of Los Angeles, as the local sheriff announced. 

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Woods had to be freed from the vehicle with heavy equipment and taken to the hospital.

"Tiger Woods had a car accident in California this morning in which he sustained multiple leg injuries," his agent Mark Steinberg is quoted as saying on Golf Digest.

The multiple Masters winner is currently being operated on.

Tiger Woods: Golf star in clinic after car accident!

Police provide terrifying details

Woods suffered critical injuries after he overturned his car Rancho in Palos Verdes and had to be pulled out of the car, as a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed.

A Los Angeles County spokesman called the injuries "moderate to serious."

Woods was said to be unable to open the door and get out due to the position of the car - lying on the driver's side.

According to the sheriff, Woods was alone in the car when the vehicle crashed around 7:12 a.m. local time between the communities of Rolling Hill Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

Other vehicles were therefore not involved in the accident.

TV footage showed a severely damaged SUV lying on its side several meters off the road.

Woods is considered to be one of the best and most successful golfers in history.

During his career he won 15 major tournaments.

For a long time, Woods was the undisputed superstar of his sport.

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