The Las Vegas Sun reported recently that legendary golf player Tiger Woods was in a horrific car accident that took place on Tuesday, February 23 in Los Angeles, seriously injuring both legs after his mangled SUV rolled down a steep hillside.
According to officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 along a steep, downhill stretch of Hawthorne Avenue, a two-lane road in Rancho Palos Verdes. The golfer was allegedly driving a 2021 Genesis GV80 sport-utility vehicle (SUV) at a high rate of speed when allegedly, for unknown reasons still under investigation, he crossed the centerline onto the wrong side of the roadway before veering off the pavement and down a steep hillside adjacent to the road.
The accident reportedly might have been fatal had the golfer not been wearing a seatbelt, but the safety device combined with the vehicle maintaining interior structural integrity reportedly saved the golfer’s life.
While Woods appeared lucid and sober to responding officers during this incident and there’s no evidence intoxication played a part in the wreck, this isn’t Woods’ first driving mishap. The golfer was arrested on suspicion of DUI in 2017 and eventually pleaded guilty to reckless driving.