Authorities said Tuesday that there was no “immediate evidence” that golf icon Tiger Woods was impaired prior to the car accident that left both his legs damaged.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva made the remark during a news conference on Tuesday evening, when asked about whether Woods was impaired when authorities found him.
“There was no evidence of impairment,” Villanueva said, adding that no effort was made to test for impairment.
Woods was hospitalized after being involved in a rollover accident on Tuesday morning. Woods was identified as the driver, and he suffered multiple injuries to his legs.
During the conference, Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who responded to the accident, said the specific area where the accident occurred is a “hot spot” for traffic collisions and speeding.
Gonzalez said that Woods wearing his seat belt “greatly increased the likelihood that it saved his life.”
“I will say that it’s very fortunate that Mr. Woods was able to come out of this alive," Gonzalez said.