Details have emerged of the car crash involving Tiger Woods on Tuesday that left the golf legend with “significant” right leg injuries, including the moment police were alerted to the incident.
15-time major winner Woods is said to be “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room” after a road accident in Los Angeles that could have been fatal.
His severely damaged car was clearly seen on the hill off the side of the road after he reportedly glided with a wooden road sign bearing the words ‘Welcome To Rolling Hills Estates’.
More details have begun to emerge from the crash, and 911 audio reveals the moment that police were alerted to the ‘high-speed’ smash.
It is understood that a neighbour living near where the accident occurred on Hawthorne Boulevard made the call at about 7:30am local time.
An officer is clearly heard stating that a person is trapped after a traffic collision, and that a sheriff is on the scene.
Brian Bond, 52, was at his partner’s house nearby when he heard a “loud noise, almost like an explosion”.
He told PA: “I came outside, thought it was my neighbour, we didn’t know what it was, then we saw on the news he (Woods) had crashed.”
Mely Lim, 62, lives just a few yards from where Woods’ SUV crashed. She was watching the news when she was interrupted by a loud bang.
She said: “I did not go outside because I thought it might be something dangerous.”
A statement from Woods’ official Twitter account on Wednesday morning gave an update on the 15-time major winner’s status following the accident which happened on Tuesday, which led to surgery on his right leg.
“We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time,” the statement read.
“As previously communicated Tiger was involved in a single-car accident early this morning in California. He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital.
“He is currently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room.”