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Tiger Woods ‘calm and lucid’ following crash, ‘very lucky’ to be alive

Tiger Woods was “calm and lucid” when Los Angeles fireplace officers pulled him from the mangled stays of a luxurious SUV on Tuesday — and is “very lucky” to be alive following a roll-over crash, officers stated. 

“I’ve seen many collisions, the character of his automobile and the truth that he was carrying a seatbelt, I’d say that it tremendously elevated the probability that it saved his life,” Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who initially responded to the scene earlier than paramedics arrived, advised reporters throughout a day briefing.

“It was very lucky that Mr. Woods was in a position to come out of this alive…. I believe this additionally sort of speaks to the marvel of contemporary vehicles and they’re much safer than they’ve ever been beforehand.” 

Gonzalez, who handles visitors accidents for the division, stated when he obtained to the scene, Woods was buckled into the driving force’s seat of his Genesis GV80 and seemingly unconcerned along with his accidents. 

Tiger Woods had to be pulled out from his car's busted windshield after his crash in LA on Tuesday.
Tiger Woods had to be pulled out from his automobile’s busted windshield after his crash in LA on Tuesday.

“He appeared as if he was nonetheless calm and lucid. I spoke to him, I attempted to preserve him calm,” Gonzalez recounted. 

“I requested him what his title was, he advised me his title was Tiger and at that second I instantly acknowledged him.”

The cop realized that Woods was secure and waited for paramedics and EMS officers from the Los Angeles Fireplace Division to reply to the scene as an alternative of making an attempt to extricate him himself. 

Quickly after, fireplace officers used a halligan instrument and axe to rip off the SUV’s windshield and extricate the golf legend. They put him on a backboard, secured his neck and instantly transported him to Harbor-UCLA Medical Middle by ambulance the place he underwent surgical procedure on his two legs for “extreme” accidents.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva additionally famous how Woods’s SUV aided in maintaining him alive.

“The cabin of the automobile was kind of intact, the entrance finish was completely destroyed, the bumpers, every little thing was destroyed, airbags deployed all of that,” Villaneuva advised reporters. 

Tiger Woods' car after the accident on February 23, 2021.
Tiger Woods’ automobile after the accident on February 23, 2021

“Nonetheless, fortunately the inside was kind of intact, which sort of gave him the cushion to survive what in any other case would’ve been a deadly crash.” 

Woods underwent surgical procedure on his two legs for “extreme” accidents earlier Tuesday. Additional particulars of his situation weren’t instantly recognized. 

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