The lawyers for the family of Nicholas Immesberger alleged that The Woods Jupiter destroyed evidence of an employee drinking at the bar for three hours prior to his fatal car accident in December 2018.
Immesberger, who had a blood alcohol reading of .256, lost control of his car, crashed and suffered fatal injuries on December 10, 2018.
He was 24 years old.
His family is suing Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman, the general manager of the restaurant.
A statement from the family’s lawyers, via ESPN:
“One of the most significant issues we have here is the destruction of evidence. Obviously it shows that somebody knew something had gone wrong and they wanted to get rid of that evidence. We have evidence to show that that videotape, showing Nick at the bar that night after he got off at 3 p.m., drinking for three hours at the bar, was destroyed shortly after the crash had occurred.
So we have through our investigation uncovered evidence to show that the bar knew what happened, they knew about the crash that night and shortly thereafter that video evidence was destroyed and deleted off the servers they had there at The Woods.”
Woods provided a brief statement about the lawsuit:
“We’re all very sad that Nick passed away. It was a terrible night, a terrible ending, and just — we feel bad for him and his entire family. It’s very sad.”
Stay tuned for more on the developing situation.