Golf legend Tiger Woods injured in car crash

By: JENNA DIEPSTRATEN

February 23 at 7 am PT, Tiger Woods, 45, got into a serious car accident in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles. 

When officials arrived they claimed Woods was calm and lucid, and was able to tell them his name, but didn’t seem too concerned about injuries at that time. 

The fire department extracted Woods from his SUV with a prying tool, and by breaking the windshield to remove him. They then put him on a backboard and in a neck collar with serious injuries to both legs. He was rushed to the UCLA trauma center. 

No field sobriety test was administered due to the seriousness of his injuries.

Sheriff Villanueva believes that Woods was speeding down a hilly part of that road when the crash occurred. He said he saw “no indications of skid marks or breaking on the road” according to CNN. Woods crash would’ve been fatal if it weren’t for seatbelts and airbags. The road where Woods crashed is apparently well known for speeding and accidents. 

Woods was the only occupant in his vehicle when the crash occurred.

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