Hahn Suggests Safety Review Of Road Where Tiger Woods Crash Occurred

Tiger Woods Injured In Rollover Car Crash

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - In the wake of the rollover crash that left pro golfer Tiger Woods with severe leg injuries, county Supervisor Janice Hahn today suggested a safety review be conducted on the stretch of road in Rancho Palos Verdes that has seen more than a dozen accidents in the past year.

County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters Wednesday that since January 2020, there have been 13 accidents at the location on Hawthorne Boulevard near Blackhorse Road where Woods' crash occurred Tuesday, four of them resulting in injuries. He pointed to the downhill, curving nature of the northbound roadway.

“Even if you're not accelerating, just by gravity alone you're going to start going faster,'' Villanueva said. “In fact, there's a turnout for trucks and a warning about testing your brakes.''

Hahn said she would like the county to work with officials in Rancho Palos Verdes and neighboring Rolling Hills Estates to see if anything more can be done to make the road safer.

“We survey a lot of miles of roads throughout the county of Los Angeles,'' Hahn told KNX Newsradio. “We probably could lend some expertise in looking at this from our perspective and see whether or not we could suggest something that might slow people down and prevent more accidents.''

She said she knows first-hand the nature of the roadway.

“I know this stretch of road. I've driven it many times and it's easy to get your speed going before you realize that you're way above the speed limit,'' Hahn told KNX.

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