Overall, Gonzalez described the accident as “traumatic in many ways”.

“I think there was obviously a lot of energy going into the speeds at which the vehicle traveled the distance, the fact that it was rolling, the injuries Mr. Woods had suffered,” he added. “I’ve seen collisions that didn’t look as severe, the occupants were injured much more seriously. I think that’s just evidence that he was wearing a seat belt, the airbags were working as intended and modern vehicles are much safer than ever before. “

Today he just hopes Woods, who recently underwent his fifth back surgery, is okay. “You know, I have great empathy for Mr. Woods because I’m sure he’s going through something very traumatic,” said Gonzalez. “I’m sure he’s in a lot of pain. So I’m hoping for a speedy recovery for him.”