Golfer Tiger Woods sustains multiple leg injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2021   •   657

Golfer Tiger Woods was brought to a hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday after suffering multiple leg injuries when he figured in a car crash, local authorities said.

In a statement, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Woods, 45, was the single occupant of a sport utility vehicle when it went off a road and rolled down a steep hillside at about 7:12 a.m.

The car crash occurred near the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, it added.

The incident required the “jaws of life,” which refers to tools used to pry open vehicles involved in accidents, to extricate Woods.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was conscious during the extrication and that his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Woods is currently in surgery, according to his agent, Mark Steinberg.

Woods is considered one of the greatest athletes in golf history, winning 15 major championship titles since 1997.

Remains of second victim in Singapore car crash to arrive in PH tonight

Marje Pelayo   •   January 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore confirmed that the remains of Arlyn Nucos, 50 arrived at Clark International Airport on Wednesday (January 1).

She was received by her family together with representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Her remains were immediately flown to her hometown in Caba, La Union.

Meanwhile, the remains of Abigail Danao Leste, 41, will be repatriated today (January 2).

Consul General Bernie Candola confirmed that the shipment will be on board Philippine Airlines PR 512 set to leave tonight at 8:00 PM and will arrive in Manila at 11:40 PM.

The two Filipinas died on the spot when a car hit them at the parking exit pavement behind Lucky Plaza Mall on Sunday (December 30).

The 64-year-old driver of the involved vehicle was immediately arrested.

Meanwhile, the Embassy confirmed that two of the four Filipinos injured in the car crash were already discharged while the other two remain in the hospital.

EMBASSY OFFICIAL STATEMENT | Update on the Six Filipinos Involved in the Car Crash Incident

Posted by Philippine Embassy in Singapore on Wednesday, 1 January 2020

DFA confirms Filipinos involved in Singapore car crash

Marje Pelayo   •   December 30, 2019

SINGAPORE – At least two Filipinos were killed and four others injured in a car crash on a busy Sunday afternoon (December 29) on the side road of Lucky Plaza Mall along Orchard Road in Singapore.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), identities of the victims are still being verified.

“Specific details are being validated but yes, it appears that Filipino victims are involved,”

DFA Assistant Secretary Ed Meñez said in a text message.

Singapore authorities said the victims were rushed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Two of the victims later died at the hospital while the other four were treated for serious injuries.

A 64-year-old male driver was arrested in the process, according to several witnesses.

Police Investigation is underway.

Actor Kevin Hart injured in Los Angeles car accident

Jeck Deocampo   •   September 2, 2019

Actor Kevin Hart suffered major injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles early on Sunday morning (September 1), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said.

Hart, 40, was being driven in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda shortly after midnight on Mulholland Highway when the driver lost control of the car and it tumbled down an embankment, the CHP said in a statement.

CHP did not elaborate on the nature of Hart’s injuries, but TMZ reported that he injured his back.

The driver, Jared Black, also suffered major injuries in the accident, the CHP said. He was not under the influence of alcohol at the time, the CHP added.

Hart, who is known for his stand-up comedy and comic roles in movies including “Ride Along,” was able to leave the scene of the crash with a second passenger, who was not badly hurt, and head to his home nearby to get medical attention, the CHP said.

Hart was eventually taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center and the driver was taken to another hospital. (Production: Kia Johnson)

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