Tiger Woods sued over restaurant employee's deadly drunk driving crash

Tiger Woods being sued by parents of staffer at his restaurant who died while driving drunk

Tiger Woods sued over restaurant employee's deadly drunk driving crash

In addition to Woods and his restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, the lawsuit also named the golfer's girlfriend, Erica Herman, who was the general manager of the establishment in Jupiter, Fla.

According to TMZ, Immesberger finished his shift on December 10 but stayed at The Woods to drink at the restaurant and was allegedly served to the point of "severe intoxication" before being sent out to his vehicle. He had an estimated blood alcohol level of 0.256, over three times Florida's legal limit.

Woods and Herman were recently hit with a wrongful death lawsuit from Immesberger's family as they believe their son was overserved alcohol on the night of his death.

Immesberger lost control of his vehicle around 6 p.m. that night while driving home, swerved across three lanes and went airborne before landing in a grassy area on Federal Highway in Port Salerno, Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post.

"Well, we're all very sad that Nick passed away", said the golfer.


It's unclear whether or not Herman or Woods were at the restaurant on the day of the man's death.

While Woods was not at the restaurant the night that Immesberger died, the bartender's family claims that both he and his girlfriend Erica Herman knew him personally and were aware he had a drinking problem. "It was a awful night, a awful ending, and we feel bad for him and his entire family".

Kuvin also said that he had evidence the bar destroyed surveillance video from the night of the fatal crash that showed Immesberger drinking at the bar after his shift.

It continued: "Tiger knew, or reasonably should have known, that Immesberger was habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages, and/or was a habitual drunkard".

The suit alleges employees knew Immesberger attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had another alcohol-related crash in November.


He lost control of his vehicle on Federal Highway in Martin County and was pronounced dead at the scene on December 10, 2018.

The suit is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.

The lawsuit alleges that Woods and Herman were "drinking with him" a few nights before the fatal crash. "It was a awful, bad night", Woods said according to TMZ.

Tiger Woods Tuesday called the death of a former restaurant employee "sad" and a "terrible ending" during his pre-PGA Championship press conference at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.

The suit said employees were allowed to drink on and off the job at The Woods.


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