Golf’s greatest suffers severe car accident


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Tiger Woods, shown here in 2007, suffered serious injuries to his right leg and ankle after being involved in a serious car accident Tuesday morning.

Matt McGrath, Staff Writer

It was 7:12 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 when what may memorialize as a historic event in the sports world occurred. On what was all good and well on Hawthorne Boulevard near Rancho Palos Verdes on a fine Los Angeles morning turned into the location of a devastating happenstance.

Tuesday morning, the sports world was informed that golf’s most influential player Tiger Woods was severely injured in a single-car crash on the freeway.

As far as details are concerned, not many have been released to the public as of yet. What we know, however, is the time, place, and that the car struck the median without the brakes being pressed. Unfortunately, the car skid out of control, flipping numerous times before landing roughly 50 feet from the road itself. The car was destroyed virtually beyond repair, and Tiger was trapped at first.

Luckily, a neighbor in the area heard the commotion and took no hesitation to call 911, who made it to the location of the accident within minutes. Woods was stuck in the car and likely to die if not tended to immediately.

The “jaws of life,” which practically cuts the car open to save the human inside, were enabled on Tiger’s shattered vehicle.

Per what we know, Tiger’s legs and ankle were shattered, and surgeries on his right leg and ankles were performed a the UCLA Medical Center.

The officer at the site of the crash said he was potentially saved with his seat belt being buckled, as well as having working airbags in the car.

Unfortunately, we likely will not see our favorite golfer in The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. this year, but let’s be thankful no lives were harmed or lost. We wish Tiger a speedy and full recovery.

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