Sheriff’s deputy: Tiger Woods lucky to be alive, seatbelt doubtless saved his life
Carlos Gonzalez calls the stretch of Hawthorne Blvd. the place Tiger Woods suffered severe accidents in a roll-over automotive accident Tuesday morning “certainly one of our bother spots.”
The pace restrict on the Rolling Hills Estates-area highway is listed at 45 mph, however Gonzalez, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division deputy who was first on the scene of Woods’ crash, stated he’s clocked drivers touring the downhill, sweeping highway at speeds extra of 80 mph. He’s additionally seen “many collisions” there, together with deadly ones.
“It’s very lucky that Mr. Woods was in a position to come out of this alive,” Gonzalez stated.
Gonzalez stated that Woods was carrying a seatbelt within the driver’s facet of the Genesis SUV when he arrived on the crash web site, including that the restraint “vastly elevated the chance that it saved his life.” Woods appeared “calm and lucid” and was in a position to communicate, in keeping with Gonzalez, who determined to attend for firefighters to extract Woods from the wreckage.
“I didn’t wish to danger additional injuring him by making an attempt to take away him myself,” Gonzalez stated.
LASD deputy: Tiger Woods ‘lucky’ to be alive after crash
When Woods was out of the automobile, Gonzalez stated the golfer was “not in a position to stand beneath his personal energy” and was placed on a backboard.
“He did not appear involved of his accidents on the time, which isn’t unusual in site visitors collisions – many instances individuals are typically in shock,” Gonzalez stated. “It is a traumatic expertise, so it is not unusual for individuals to be targeted on unimportant issues, or even when they’re in ache they may not really feel it till a lot later.”