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Witness finds Tiger Woods unconscious in crashed SUV

In affidavit, resident claims he walked to crash scene in suburban Los Angeles, where he found Woods to be unresponsive

Reported: That Tiger Woods was unconscious shortly after impact when he overturned his borrowed SUV early on Feb. 23 in suburban Los Angeles, according to an affidavit filed with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. A witness who lives near the accident scene in Rolling Hills Estates said he heard the crash and walked to the scene. Upon arriving, he said that Woods was unconscious and did not respond to the man’s questions. Investigators said that a 911 call was received at 7:12 a.m. PST and that first responders arrived six minutes later, when Deputy Carlos Gonzalez said that Woods was “lucid” and able to answer questions. Woods told deputies at the scene and later at the hospital that he did not know how the crash occurred and didn’t remember driving, according to the affidavit. Woods, 45, underwent at least two rounds of surgeries on his injured right leg, ankle and foot and reportedly remained in a Los Angeles hospital. He has not been charged in the incident, though investigators were granted a subpoena to retrieve information from the vehicle’s “black box” data recorder. Woods, who had hosted the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational at nearby Riviera Country Club, remained in the area for some commercial appearances. He was driving a Genesis GV80 that was on loan from the tournament, which benefits his foundation. Woods was driving north on Hawthorne Boulevard, a four-lane road, when he veered across the median, crashed through a road sign and crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic before he uprooted a tree and rolled the SUV. First responders said that the vehicle’s airbags and safety features, plus the fact that Woods was wearing a seatbelt, likely saved his life. Woods has not competed in 2021 after having undergone a fifth back surgery. He remains tied with the late Byron Nelson for the most career victories on the PGA Tour, at 82.

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