LA CountySheriff says Tiger Woods wasn’t ‘aware of how gravely he was injured’

The first responder to Golf superstar Tiger Woods’ crash, an LA County Sheriff named Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, says Woods didn’t know how badly he was hurt after his crash report the LA Times.

Deputy Carlos Gonzalez arrived six minutes after a neighbour made the 911 call said: “I don’t think he was aware of how gravely he was injured at the time. It could be a mixture of adrenaline, it could’ve been shock,”

“Again it was very quick, the moment that I arrived from the moment that he rolled over, so I don’t know if he had time to fully assess his injuries.” he told The Today Show.

Woods is currently in hospital recovering from the incident after having serious surgery on his right leg and ankle after suffering multiple open fractures in the crash.

The chief medical officer of the hospital Woods is in said: “Open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the right tibia and fibula bones were stabilised”

The 45-year-old is now “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.”

The accident happened shortly after 7am Pacific Time in California with Woods behind the wheel, driving a car with no passengers.

It was a single car incident where the 45-year-old lost control of his car “at high speed”, causing his vehicle to roll over several times.

The golf legend was reported to be conscious and able to communicate when emergency services arrived at the scene.

The LA County Sheriffs department said there was no obvious signs that Woods was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

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