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Tiger Woods Recovering After Catastrophic Car Crash

Updated: Apr 15

Tiger Woods was severely injured Tuesday morning when his car crossed several traffic lanes and rolled over, pinning him within the vehicle. The local fire department had to use the “Jaws of Life” to pry Woods out of his S.U.V. When he was taken to Harbor U.C.L.A. Medical Center doctors determined that his injuries were severe but not life-threatening. Early Wednesday, Woods’s team has released a statement indicating that he had undergone several hours of surgery on his legs and is “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.”

According to the New York Times, Woods was driving in the Rolling Hills Estates neighborhood near Rancho Palos Verdes when the accident occurred. Sheriff Alex Villanueva of the Los Angeles Sheriff Department stated that the area’s roads are known for sharp curves and winding turns, where many people commonly exceed the 45 m.p.h. speed limit. There was no indication that Woods was impaired by drugs or alcohol at the scene of the accident, but it is unknown if authorities have completed a subsequent toxicology report.

How to Approach Someone Who Has Been In an Accident

The Sheriff Deputy, who was first on the scene, reported that Tiger Woods was calm and not concerned with his injuries, a common sign of shock. It is important that if you come across someone who has been injured in a car accident, that you don’t move them unless there is an emergent need, like a fire. They may seem wholly coherent and calm, but it is likely due to the massive adrenaline rush that can hide the pain from significant injuries.

The same rule can also apply if you have been injured as well. You may feel ok, but the full extent of your pain and suffering can hit hours or even days after the accident. Make sure you are thoroughly checked out by a medical professional before engaging in your normal daily activities.

Have you been injured in a car accident? Contact Gomerman | Bourn & Associates at (415) 545-8608 today!

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