Golf legend Tiger Woods recovering and won't face charges following car crash

CNN | Published: 11:12 AM Feb 25 2021
Sports Golf legend Tiger Woods recovering and won't face charges following car crash

Golf legend Tiger Woods is awake and recovering from surgery after he was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday near Los Angeles, according to a statement posted Wednesday on his official Twitter account.

The 45-year-old was driving shortly after 7 a.m. PT Tuesday in Rancho Palos Verdes when his SUV crossed a median and veered across two lanes of road before hitting a curb, hitting a tree, and landing on its side in the brush.

Woods remained conscious and calm but sustained serious leg injuries.

He underwent lengthy emergency surgery on his lower right leg and ankle at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the statement said.

The leg fractures were "comminuted", meaning the bone was broken into more than two parts, and "open", meaning the broken bone was exposed to open air, creating a risk of infection, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anish Mahajan said in the statement.

Having seen the damage at the crash site, Wood's recovery was deemed "nothing short of a miracle".

Woods was wearing a seat belt, which may have saved his life.

The rollover car crash was reported as an accident and investigators won't pursue any charges against the golf great, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Wednesday.

CNN | Published: 11:12 AM Feb 25 2021

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