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Forensics experts suggest golf legend Tiger Woods may have fallen asleep at the wheel prior to his rollover car crash.

Woods, who was in town to host the Genesis Invitational golf, had just left his hotel after 7 a.m. local time, and was speeding in his Genesis 80 sports utility vehicle when he lost control of the SUV on Hawthorne Boulevard in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The vehicle crossed a median and smashed into a tree before flipping multiple times and coming to rest on its side in a ditch.

The 45-year-old golfer fractured several bones in his lower right leg and ankle, which suggests he slammed on the brake at the time of impact, experts told USA Today.

Forensic analysis indicates Woods hit the brake late into the collision sequence.

One expert told USA Today that the SUV did not change direction when entering the curve -- an indication that the car went straight rather than follow the curve in the road.

Woods is recovering from a second surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was transferred on Friday. He was not charged in the accident.

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CNN anchor Andy Scholes has apologized for insensitive remarks he made during a live broadcast following Tiger Woods' rollover car accident on Tuesday.

Woods, 45, underwent a "long surgical procedure" on his right leg and ankle following a single-car crash near Los Angeles just after 7 a.m. local time.

The iconic golfer had just left his hotel, and was speeding in his Genesis GV80 sports utility vehicle when he lost control of the SUV at a curve in the road.

The vehicle crossed a divider and smashed into trees before rolling over multiple times and coming to rest on its side in a ditch near Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Scholes, who was anchoring a CNN segment hours after the crash, said, "Stunned I guess, but not entirely surprised by, you know, what we're seeing here."

He added:

"Tiger, back in 2017, was found by police, pulled over to the side of the road. You know, asleep in his car. He had said he had taken a lot of painkillers at that time. Because, as well all know, Tiger has undergone a lot of surgeries over the years and painkillers have become a part of his life."

Scholes' remarks prompted a furious backlash on social media, including from his peers in mainstream media.

"This is just irresponsible journalism," tweeted Hemal Jhaveri, an editor for USA Today Sports. "We don't know anything yet. CNN needs to get some real sports reporters."

Scholes repeatedly apologized to Twitter users, saying, "Sorry didn't mean for it to come out that way."

Woods remains hospitalized as he recovers from surgery to stabilize bones in his lower right leg.
 

Automotive experts say the Genesis GV80 Woods was driving may have saved the golfing icon's life.

Woods is pictured standing next to the car he was driving at the time of the accident.

Among the SUV's safety features is a blind-spot monitor with "collision-avoidance assist" technology, a "driver attention warning" system, and "semi-autonomous driving mode" that adapts over time to the owner's typical driving style.

The SUV also features a fortified frame that absorbs impact during rollovers.

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Tiger Woods is "awake and responsive" after successfully undergoing a "long surgical procedure" on his right leg and ankle following a single-car crash near Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Woods, who lives in Jupiter, Florida, was in town to host the Genesis Invitational golf event held at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. from Feb. 15-Feb. 21. He also met with celebrities for a promotional event with Golf Digest.

The iconic golfer had just left his hotel after 7 a.m. local time, and was speeding in his Genesis 80 sports utility vehicle when he lost control of the SUV at a curve in the road.

The vehicle crossed a divider and smashed into trees before rolling over multiple times and coming to rest on its side in a ditch near Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Woods, who was conscious and calm, was cut out of the vehicle through the windshield and transported by ambulance to the nearby Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, where he underwent surgery to repair multiple open fractures in his lower right leg.

Surgeons stabilized the bones in his right lower leg and ankle with pins and rods.

His team released a statement on Wednesday on Twitter, which read:

"We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time... He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital."

There was also a detailed statement from his physician, Dr. Anish Mahajan, who wrote:

"Mr Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. "Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling."

According to the statement, Woods, 45, is "currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room".

The accident comes just two months after he underwent a fifth back surgery in December, and he was hoping to be fit enough to play at the Masters Tournament in April.

It's not the first time Tiger has been involved in a serious car accident - he crashed an SUV into a tree in Florida in 2009 as he drove away from a marital dispute with his then-wife, Swedish model Elin Nordegren.

Following news of the crash on Tuesday, Woods' ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn was among those sending her prayers. "Praying for TW right now," she tweeted.

Rachel Uchitel - with whom the golfer had a brief fling which triggered the end of his marriage to Nordegren - revealed she was "shaken" by the incident, and wondered how it would affect his career in the long run.

"He's an athlete and his legs are essential to his sport and to him being who he is and he's already had trouble with his body up until this point," she told the New York Post. "He didn't need any more injuries."

Hours before the crash, actress Jada Pinkett Smith took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and Woods after playing a round of golf the day prior.

She captioned the image:

"Guess who I had the most awesome golf day with yesterdayyyyyy??? Yes! The magnificent @tigerwoods!!!! Yes ... dreams come true... I can't wait for you to see my golf journey with Tiger. Stay tuned! @golftv @golfdigest."

 

Golf great Jack Nicklaus also shared his thoughts, writing he is "deeply concerned" for Tiger following the accident and he offered up "heartfelt support and prayers".

Retired sports stars Alex Rodriguez and Michael Phelps also took to social media to wish Woods well.


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Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery after suffering multiple broken bones and internal injuries in a rollover car crash Tuesday morning.

More details are emerge about the accident around 7:13 a.m. near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Fox News reported.

Emergency responders used the jaws of life to extricate Woods from the SUV wreckage. Woods was a sole occupant in the SUV.

"The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage," officials said. "The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the 'jaws of life' by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries."

Helicopter news footage from ABC7 shows the wrecked SUV left the road, rolled over, and came to rest on its side.

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Woods, who is recovering from recent back surgery, previously admitted to an addiction to opioid narcotics as a result of back surgeries over the years.

He was arrested in 2017 after falling asleep behind the wheel of his car near his Jupiter Island, Florida, mansion at about 3:00 am. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The 45-year-old father-of-two agreed to take part in a first-time DUI offender program, which he completed.

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He received a year of probation, was fined $250, and ordered to undergo 50 hours of community service along with regular drug tests. He was not allowed to drink alcohol during the probation period.

Woods' agent Mark Steinberg released a statement following Tuesday's crash.

"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support," Steinberg said.
 

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Rapper Shawty Lo, born Carlos Rico Walker, died in a single-vehicle traffic accident in Atlanta on September 21, 2016.

The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. when Walker, 40, lost control of his Audi A7, went over a guardrail, hit two trees and caught on fire. He was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

He left behind 11 children and thousands of heartbroken female fans, some of whom had hoped to become baby mama No. 12.

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One of Walker's baby mamas was ex-girlfriend Jai Jai, who went on to become a rapper in her own right.

Walker's funeral procession stopped at the Blue Flame Lounge, one of his favorite strip clubs on the outskirts of Atlanta.

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Walker, 2nd from right, was a founding member of the hip hop group D4L. The group reached national prominence in 2005 when their single "Laffy Taffy" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went on to be certified 3X platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

In 2007, he released his solo single "Dey Know", which was included on his solo debut album Units in the City, released in 2008. His second studio album, R.I.C.O., was released posthumously in March 2017.

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David Banner issued a sincere apology to a Georgia family whose loved one was killed in an accident involving the rapper.

In a video shared on his Instagram page, Banner acknowledged the Evans family and apologized for the pain and suffering they endured.

Banner, 46, shared a video on Instagram.com on Friday, which he captioned, "My Condolences to The Evans Family and Friends."
 

Earlier this week, Banner posted a (now deleted) photo of his totaled car, with the caption: "People think they know but have no idea. I still have a concussion."

The family of the other driver, who was killed in the crash, accused Banner of vehicular homicide.

"He's talking about a concussion (poor him) try posting that he killed my cousin in that accident!!!!" wrote a family member, who tagged Instagram blog @theshaderoom.

"A lot of you may not know but my brother Jeremy Evans was and a fatal car accident on December29 2019 he was a the Toyota and the other driver @davidbanner was in that truck the police are trying to give my brother fault for the accident and saying speeding didn't play a factor my brother was hit from the side if speed didn't play a factor why does both vehicles look like this if sleep if speed didn't play a factor how much my brother died on impact but it's all just a big cover because of who @davidbanner is but now it’s time for the truth to come to light"???#justiceforjeremy#explorepage #Thetruth"

 

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A lot of you may not know but my brother Jeremy Evans was and a fatal car accident on December29 2019 he was a the Toyota and the other driver @davidbanner was in that truck the police are trying to give my brother fault for the accident and saying speeding didn’t play a factor my brother was hit from the side if speed didn’t play a factor why does both vehicles look like this if sleep if speed didn’t play a factor how much my brother died on impact but it’s all just a big cover because of who @davidbanner is but now it’s time for the truth to come to light y’all tag @theshaderoom as much as you can for me @theshaderoom @davidbanner @fox5atlanta @cbs46 #LLJ???#justiceforjeremy #explorepage #Thetruth

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My brother did 10 years in prison and came to better his life and take care of his sons 3 months after he came home he was a fatal car accident @davidbanner was the driver of tge other he’s complaining that he still has a concussion but what about my brother who lost his life what about his sons who had to grow up without a father what about the pain we have to deal with on a daily base waking up and realizing he’s really gone it wasn’t just a bad dream and not to mention @davidbanner you knew my brother was dead on the scene and you didn’t try to reach out to us and apologize or anything it’s been almost 9 months and still on apology or nun how could you sleep knowing you killed someone and didn’t do anything about but get it covered up #LLJ??? #Justiceforjeremy @theshaderoom #exlorepage

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Police arrested a man who crashed his Tesla into a red Ferrari in Beverly Hills, California overnight.

Emergency personnel responded to a 2-vehicle crash in the area of Sunset Boulevard and North Canon Drive around 12:09 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the Ferrari is Christian Combs, the 22-year-old son of rap producer Sean Combs and the late fashion model Kim Porter, who passed away in 2018.

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Video footage from the scene showed a red Ferrari with damage to the rear end. A damaged black Tesla is also seen.

Christian, an aspiring rapper who uses the stage name King Combs, suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

The Tesla driver was arrested at the scene. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. The Tesla crash was the second involving a celebrity on the West Coast.

Rapper Frank Ocean's 18-year-old brother, Ryan Breaux, was killed in a single-car Tesla crash early Sunday. Excessive speeding was a contributing factor in the accident.

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Frank Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux died in a fiery car crash early Sunday in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 18.

Ocean, 32, is pictured above sitting alone on a curb overlooking the crash site.

The accident happened on Westlake Boulevard in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 2.

According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Breaux was a passenger in a Tesla Sedan that veered off the road and crashed into a tree.

The Tesla's driver, identified as Breaux's classmate Ezekial Bishop, also died in the single-car crash.

First responders arrived to find the sedan fully engulfed in flames. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Photos and video of the fiery wreckage quickly spread on social media.

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Ocean was close to his younger brother, who at age 11 appeared on the song "Futura Free" from Ocean's critically acclaimed 2016 album, Blonde.

Family and friends of both victims took to social media to express their sorrow and condolences.

Paris Brosnan, actor Pierce Brosnan's son, wrote a lengthy, emotional tribute to his friend on Instagram:

"To my brother, who was talented beyond belief, possessed a heart of gold, had an energy that was infectious, a smile & laugh that lifted everyone’s spirit, and was a loyal and authentic friend to anyone he knew. You were just getting started and ready to show the world who you were..."
 

Musician Tre Samuels wrote on Breaux's last Instagram post: "I'm lost for words. Sending you my love bro."

"You gave us all love and laughter brother," wrote Brandon Thomas Lee, son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. "Love you forever. I hope I get to see you again one day."
 

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YouTuber Tré Melvin suffered a brain injury in a hit-and-run car crash that killed his best friend, Katherya, early Monday.

A statement posted on Melvin's Twitter account announced that they both suffered brain injuries, Katherya was unresponsive and she later died.

Melvin updated his followers on his medical condition: "to those asking, i'm (physically) okay. i was knocked unconscious on impact and my brain bled fairly heavily but the bleeding stabilized this morning. my neck + my back want me dead, but that's what meds are for. i'm alive and i’m grateful."

Melvin asked for donations to pay his best friend's funeral costs.

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "to whoever hit us, and ran: kathy is now an ancestor. she will lead us to you."

The news comes a month after YouTube demonetized Melvin's videos when he appeared to support looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

"i will no longer allow the platform to censor my pain," he tweeted. "i will no longer allow the platform to demonetize my pain. i will no longer sit at a table both my blackness and my queerness have never truly been welcome at. i will build my own."

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An attorney from Milwaukee who was reported missing after a night out in Atlanta died from injuries he sustained in a car crash in Clayton County.

Demetrice Allen was last seen on Dec. 6 when he stopped by TEN ATL, a bar in East Atlanta Village, to drink with friends.

Allen's best friend said Allen's next stop was The Graveyard Tavern on Glenwood Avenue. By 2 a.m., the group noticed Allen was gone.

In response to a text message from LaShauna Wint, Allen said he was heading to The Cookout restaurant on Moreland Avenue for a burger before going home.

Clayton County police were called to a multi-car accident with injuries in the area of Interstate 285 and Old Dixie highway.

Allen's 2015 BMW 328i was among the vehicles involved in the accident. He was determined to be the at-fault driver.

The 30-year-old employment attorney was described as "alert, conscious and combative" with police.

His injuries were not considered life-threatening, but his condition prevented police from identifying him at the accident scene.

Police following up with the hospital where Allen was taken learned he succumbed to his injuries. Hospital staff called the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, who took custody of his body for an autopsy in the GBI crime lab.

Allen's godmother, Daphne Handley, with whom he was staying, reported him missing on Dec. 8.

It wasn't until days later that police realized the deceased man was the attorney reported missing in local and national headlines.

Allen was in Atlanta to interview for a job in the legal department at Delta Airlines, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"He's overcome so many obstacles in life," said Wint before Allen was identified.

Wint said Allen lost his single mother about 10 years ago.

"He still pushed through and he finished college, top grades, got into the top law school," Wint told Fox6 Now. "He's just a fighter."

South Fulton Police announced Allen's death on Friday, Dec. 13. There was no explanation why authorities failed to contact his next-of-kin after he died.