Yesterday, we announced that Tiger Woods, a golfing legend, was in a serious car accident. Now, one of the first responders to the crash site has come forward to provide some chilling facts about what went down.
In the aftermath of the accident, which took place on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes in California, Woods was hospitalized with “non-life-threatening injuries.” Deputy Carlos Gonzalez of L.A. County Sheriff’s spoke to the Today show about how Woods reacted when he got to the crash site. Although at first Woods didn’t say anything, Gonzalez said he was able to say his name.
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“It seemed peaceful to him. He didn’t seem to be in pain, and he was able to chat a little bit with me,’ said Gonzalez. “I was holding him talking. I asked him simple questions like, “Do you know where you are right now?” to gauge his mental state. If you have any idea what day it is?’ Only to see if he was conscious of what had happened.
I saw collisions that didn’t look as bad where the drivers were much more seriously injured,” he said.” “I think that’s just a testament to the fact that he wears a seatbelt, that airbags operated as expected, and that modern cars are much safer than they’ve ever been.”
Woods’ doctor said “comminuted open fractures affecting the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones” were sustained by the 45-year-old golfer.
In addition, he had “trauma to the leg muscle and soft tissue that involved the surgical release of the muscle cover to alleviate pressure due to swelling.” Dr. John Torres, NBC News medical reporter, said that these injuries may have resulted in Woods losing his leg, first responders, and doctors not acting early.
“The main concern was amputation because if he didn’t have that (relief of muscle pressure) done quickly, I mean quickly within an hour or so, he might look at that leg’s amputation,” Torres said, adding that it was obvious from what the doctor said was critical about the break-in leg of Woods.
“It simply means that the bone was fractured in many sections, not just a clean fracture,” Torres said. “He had numerous fractures, so they have to patch all those bits when they go in surgically, piece them all back together, make sure it’s stable.”
Gonzalez also claimed that at the crash scene, he noticed no signs of impairment.
“We’re searching for signs of intoxication at the scene, or whether there’s a smell of an alcoholic drink or an open bottle or prescription drugs,” Gonzalez said. We didn’t see any signs of disability at this time and anything beyond that I wouldn’t be aware of in terms of medical toxicology at this time.