Footage Shows Tiger Woods Driving Just Minutes Before Near-Fatal Car Accident (VIDEO)

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We are now seeing footage just mere moments before Tiger Woods would crash his vehicle. Video obtained by TMZ shows Woods driving a Genesis GV80 SUV behind a minivan along the empty hill on Rancho Palos Verdes.

“TMZ Sports obtained the first video of Tiger driving Tuesday morning on Hawthorne Blvd, minutes before the crash.

This surveillance video shows 2 vehicles heading uphill — Tiger’s Genesis GV80 SUV is trailing behind a minivan at just past 7:05 AM PT. You can see the logo on the door for the Genesis Invitational golf tournament, for which Tiger was in town. He didn’t appear to be driving exceptionally fast at this point.

Remember, cops say they got the call about Tiger’s accident at 7:12 AM, and where this video was shot is roughly 5 miles south of where he wrecked. You can see there’s a big curve in the road — not unlike the spot where he crashed, except that was downhill where he’d likely be carrying more speed into the turns.”

Golf Digest says Tiger was scheduled to arrive at Riviera Golf Course and give Drew Brees lessons. That was supposed to happen at 7:30 AM, and Woods was at least an hour away, so he was running extremely late.

Deputy Carlos Gonzalez — the first person to arrive at the crash scene — says Tiger was unable to stand on his own due to the serious injuries suffered in the crash — and was put on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva noted there was “no effort to draw blood at the hospital.”

Villanueva added that Woods was going at a “relatively greater speed than normal” and that it would likely be connected to the crash.