Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver's death

BETHPAGE NEW YORK- MAY 13 Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

The family of an alcoholic employee who was killed in a drunk-driving crash has named Tiger Woods in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed on Monday in Palm Beach County, Florida.

The family also claimed that Woods and Herman were drinking with Immesberger just days before the fatal crash and "reasonably should have known" he was a "habitual drunkard". It also claims negligence, saying they "ignored Immesberger's disease, they fueled it by over-serving him alcohol to the point of severe intoxication and then sending him out to his vehicle to drive home".

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.

Immesberger had a blood-alcohol level of.256, almost three times the legal limit of.08, at the time of his death, per CBS News.

The 24-year-old Immesberger left the restaurant at about 6 p.m. following his December 10 shift. The family claims that Immesberger was overserved at the golfer's establishment before his auto overturned and killed him, and their lawyer alleges video of the victim drinking that day was "destroyed" by the establishment.




"Just like he ignored his own problem for years, he and his girlfriend chose to ignore this problem that his own employee had", attorney Spencer Kulvin said of Woods and Herman.

She said that The Woods Jupiter had failed her son and called on all restaurants and bars to take the issue of over-serving employees more seriously. "It was a awful night, a awful ending, and we feel bad for him and his entire family". 'It was a bad, awful night, a bad ending'. It also states the golfer himself "knew Immesberger personally and through information and believe (sic), Herman had discussed Immesberger and his drinking of alcohol with Tiger".

He lost control of the vehicle around 6pm, swerving across three lanes before his auto flew through the air and crashed into the grass along Federal Highway in Port Salerno, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The lawsuit, which was obtained by TMZ Sports, seeks more than $15,000 in medical and funeral expenses, as well as other "appropriate damage".

The suit alleges that the employees and management at the restaurant promoted drinking by employees, and Kuvin said Herman created a culture for the bar that led to his death.

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