Tiger Woods Addresses Lawsuit Against Him Over Restaurant Employee’s Death

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

Tiger Woods Addresses Lawsuit Against Him Over Restaurant Employee’s Death

The parents of a drunk driver who crashed his auto and died last December are suing Tiger Woods and his girlfriend over their son's death.

Lawyers for the family of Nicholas Immesberger, who are suing Woods and Herman over Immesberger's death, are accusing Woods, Herman, or someone at Woods' restaurant of destroying video evidence.

The day of the crash, Immesberger finished his bartending shift but stuck around for three hours and was allegedly served to the point of "severe intoxication", TMZ and Florida news station WPTV reported.

The 43-year-old Woods, who is preparing to play in the PGA Championship, has not yet commented on the lawsuit.

"We're all very sad that Nick passed away", Woods told the media.

Immesberger left The Woods around 6 p.m. and headed home, but crashed his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police said Immesberger lost control of his auto on his way home and swerved across three lanes before going airborne and overturning.

The toxicology report, released Wednesday, says Immesberger, 24, had a blood alcohol level of.256 and levels of THC well above the state reporting limits when his blood was drawn. "It was a awful night, a awful ending, and just - we feel bad for him and his entire family".

The parents argue in the lawsuit that, as the owner of the restaurant, the golfer is directly responsible over how much alcohol the general managers serve the employees which means he is also responsible for their son's untimely death.

Florida law states vendors are responsible for knowingly serving to a customer with an addiction - and Immesberger's family claims defendants knew their son had a drinking problem, reports CBS News' Jim Axelrod reports. "He had a lot of drive and he was taken away from us". And we feel bad for him and his entire family.

The family's suit seeks more than $15,000 in damages, according to the Post.

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