Tiger Woods met a severe car crash while driving a Genesis GV80. The golf legend has survived the accident. Here is some information about Genesis model that Woods was driving at that time.
On Tuesday, the world-famous golfer Tiger Woods had a car accident while driving an SUV near Rancho Palos Verdes. The car crash has caused a severe injury to Tiger Woods. According to reports, he was “lucky to be alive.” The SUV in question is a Genesis GV80 which was loaned to the 45-year old golf star as a part of a golf tournament sponsorship agreement. It was a relief that the legend survived the severe car crash. After the accident, Genesis GV80 received special attention, especially for the safety facility which protected Tiger Woods on the accident.
Tiger Woods had a severe accident while driving a Genesis GV80
For those who are not in the known, Genesis is a luxury car brand of Hyundai. It is the equivalent of Lexus of Toyota. Hyundai has just started this luxury division in 2017 with two models, the G80 SUV and G90 sedan. Up to this point, the G80 SUV has not yet entered any crash test yet, therefore, we have no official safety rating for this particular model. That being said, the SUV model has received certain recognition regarding its safety. Previously, both the G80 and G90 gained the Top Safety Pick+ award while most of the vehicle on Hyundai’s range only receive Top Safety Pick awards.
In terms of safety, the Genesis GV80 is fully-armed with a long list of features and technologies. Besides the standard front, front side and full-length side curtain airbags, the GV80 also provides driver knee, front centre and second-row side airbags, which is not common even in the luxury segment. To enhance safety, the GV80 is also fitted with stability control and antilock brake systems with brake assist. Other driver assistance technologies include lane-departure assist, lane-keeping assist, evasive steering assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and driver inattention warning.
Genesis GV80 is well-equipped in terms of safety.
About the car crash involving the Genesis GV80, we have yet got access to the full report provided by the authority. However, sources reported that Woods was driving at a “relatively greater speed than normal” while running down the hill. It is also noted that this part of the road is quite dangerous and has a “high frequency of accident”. While inspecting the car accident scene, the police found neither skid marks nor sign of braking, suggesting that Woods did not attempt to engage the brake system at the time of the car crash. It also means that all the braking safety features were not employed. The GV80 crashed the centre divider a curb and trees before rolling over.
Tiger Woods was taken to the Harbour-UCLA Medical Centre right after the car crash. The golfer underwent a complicated surgical procedure on the lower legs and ankles. According to the statement released on Twitter, the golf legend is reported to be “awake, responsive and recovering.”