Longtime friend of Tiger Woods USD Golf Coach Chris Riley discusses car accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say golf star Tiger Woods was seriously injured when his SUV crashed into a median and rolled over several times on a steep road in suburban Los Angeles.

USD Golf Coach Chris Riley is longtime friend of Woods.  They were little boys competing and went up the ladder of success together. Riley joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss their friendship and Woods’ accident.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s chief medical officer says Woods shattered tibia and fibula bones on his right leg in multiple locations, with additional injuries in the ankle and foot.

A statement on his Twitter account says he was awake, responsive and recovering. Authorities had to extricate Woods through the front windshield.

They say he’s fortunate to be alive. Authorities say there wasn’t evidence Woods was impaired. The crash happened on a sweeping, downhill stretch of road.

 

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