Feb 23, 2021
Road where Tiger Woods crashed described by locals as 'a real danger,' especially for drivers unfamiliar with the area
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The scene of Tiger Woods' car wreck in Los Angeles. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
- Tiger Woods was injured and hospitalized following a severe car accident in Los Angeles.
- Officials are not investigating Woods for driving under the influence.
- Locals say the road where he crashed is dangerous and it is easy to lose track of your speed.
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Tiger Woods suffered "multiple leg injuries" following an ugly single-car crash in Los Angeles.
The superstar golfer veered off the road while driving an SUV in Ranchos Palos Verdes early Tuesday morning. First responders pulled Woods from the vehicle after it tumbled down a grassy hill and rolled over multiple times. Though photos of the wreckage are jarring, Woods' injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Woods underwent surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The full extent of the damage to his already-compromised body is still unknown.Tiger Woods. Getty/Patrick Smith
Woods has been involved in multiple high-profile car incidents. One case was attributed to Woods' use of painkillers during recovery from the many back surgeries he underwent throughout his career. However, officials are not investigating Woods for driving under the influence leading up to the most recent accident.
Instead, locals say that the road where he crashed is notoriously hazardous.The stretch of road where Tiger Woods crashed his car. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
"You can definitely pick up a lot of speed in coming down here," one local, Ryan Alamento, told FOX 11 Los Angeles. "If you're not familiar with the roads, it definitely becomes a hazard."
Police sources told ESPN's Michael Eaves that Woods was thought to be driving at high speeds before losing control of the vehicle. The Times reported the same and noted that police are investigating whether another car was involved in the lead-up to the accident.
Overhead imagery of the scene appears to show that Woods drove his car over a median and crossed into the wrong lane before rolling off the asphalt and through the brush. Although the Los Angeles Times reports that the speed limit on that stretch of winding road is just 45 MPH, fellow local Paul Tin said many people mindlessly go much faster.
"You can easily — without even noticing — go 60 [MPH] down this road," Tin said. "People die on these roads... Every once in a while, you see big accidents around here."The wreckage from Tiger Woods' car accident. AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu
Check out FOX 11 Los Angeles' conversation with locals about the road where Woods crashed below:—FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) February 23, 2021
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Greyhound demands Biden administration test migrants for COVID-19 before putting them on buses at border
The Greyhound bus company reportedly is pushing the Biden administration to come up with a way to guarantee that migrants seeking to board its buses from the border have tested negative for the coronavirus before being transported across the country.
"It is critical to public safety that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] provide 100% assurance that no one released that can be reasonably expected to ride a Greyhound bus be infected with COVID-19 (or mixed with other potential passengers that have tested negative),” Greyhound President and CEO David Leach wrote in a letter dated Wednesday to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, obtained by Border Report.
“We need assurance that any detainees released by ICE have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, similar to the proof required for international airline passengers who arrive at US ports of entry. Greyhound already asks our customers to stay home and NOT travel if they are not feeling well or have been diagnosed with COVID," Leach states. "However, migrants simply do not have that choice unless the government or their sponsors house them while they quarantine."
Border Patrol and ICE are not testing anyone taken in custody. Border Patrol has been increasingly releasing people from its custody because ICE does not have room to accept transfers. Migrants who are released rely on Greyhound and other bus companies to travel to their final destinations in the United States.
In South Texas, local cities and towns are giving testing kits to nonprofit organizations so that they can administer tests at bus stations and shelters. Just this week, Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, revealed that 108 people who had been released by Border Patrol in nearby Brownsville, Texas, tested positive.
While this is not the first time migration to the U.S.-Mexico border has dramatically increased over the past decade, Leach said the difference between then and now is the pandemic.
“We simply do not have buses and drivers ready to meet surges in demand without emergency funding. In order to properly serve immigrants coming into the southern border and traveling to their sponsor destination, Greyhound will be operating one-way moves throughout the country and in order to get the resources back (buses and drivers) to the border to continue operations," Leach said.
Greyhound has requested funding assistance from the Biden administration to cover the costs of "repositioning buses and drivers from other parts of the country to wherever they may be needed."News Greyhound Public Transportation Border Immigration Migrants ICE DHS Coronavirus Biden Administration