Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
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Tiger, girlfriend sued for wrongful death after employee's drunk-driving accident

Tiger, girlfriend sued for wrongful death after employee's drunk-driving accident

Tiger Woods and his girlfriend are being sued for wrongful death after an employee at Wood's flagship restaurant crashed his vehicle after being served a drink while at work as a bartender. They blame the golfer and his female friend for allowing their son to force dwelling from their Florida restaurant whereas intoxicated.

Woods' girlfriend Erica Herman, along with employees at The Woods, are also named in the suit. The lawsuit alleges that workers plied Immesberger with drinks after he finished his shift, despite knowing that he had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had been involved in another alcohol-related crash the previous month, reports CNN.

The lawsuit alleges that Immesberger continued to be served alcohol despite being visibly inebriated and that staff didn't object when they became aware that he was intending to drive home.

Woods expressed his sorrow over Immesberger's death in response to a question about the lawsuit at a news conference ahead of the 101st PGA Championship, the year's second major golf tournament which starts on Thursday at Bethpage Black on Long Island in NY.

Immesberger had an estimated blood alcohol concentration of 0.256 - more than three times the legal limit in Florida - when his 1999 Chevrolet Corvette left Federal Highway and overturned at about 6 p.m. on December 10, 2018.

Immesberger's parents sued Woods directly claiming he "was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management ... were not over serving its employees/customers", according to the report. During a press conference ahead of the annual major tournament on Tuesday, on the heels of the lawsuit being filed, Woods briefly addressed the legal matter he's now faced with. "It was a bad, awful night", Woods said according to TMZ.

Tiger Woods (R) of the United States is awarded the Green Jacket by Masters champion Patrick Reed (L) ...

Immesberger worked at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter that Woods owns.

The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $15,000.

After ending his shift on December 10, 2018, Immesberger allegedly stuck around and drank to the point of intoxication before the 24-year-old left the restaurant.

Woods is now preparing to compete again at the PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black in NY.

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