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إصابة تايغر وودز في حادث سيارة خطير

By Jordi Bou

February 24, 2021 - Police are seeking to determine what caused a sport utility vehicle driven by Tiger Woods to swerve off a Southern California road, leaving the 15-time major golf champion seriously injured.

Woods was driving alone through a sweeping, downhill stretch of road through coastal suburbs of Los Angeles when his SUV struck a sign, crossed over a raised median and two oncoming lanes, flipping several times before coming to rest on its side. Its airbags deployed.

A sheriff’s deputy poked his head through a hole in the windshield to see Woods, still wearing his seatbelt, sitting in the driver’s seat.

The crash caused “significant” injuries to his right leg and he underwent what was described as a “long surgical procedure” at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer, said Woods shattered tibia and fibula bones in multiple locations. He suffered “open fractures,” meaning the skin was broken.

The bones were stabilized by a rod in the tibia. He said a combination of screws and pins were used for injuries in the ankle and foot.

PUBLISHED: 24/02/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Google Maps, Getty Images, Genesis