Tiger Woods hit with lawsuit after employee dies in car crash

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The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of 24-year-old Nicolas Immesberger says his blood-alcohol limit was more than three times the legal limit when he crashed his Corvette after leaving The Woods bar and restaurant in Jupiter, Fla., on December 10, NBC reports.

The family of the employee, Nicholas Immesberger, filed the suit in West Palm Beach, Fla., saying that Woods and Herman, who is the restaurant's general manager, were both responsible for the staffer's death.

They "knew [Immesberger] was suffering from the disease of alcoholism", the lawsuit stated, and not only "ignored" that but "fueled it" by letting him drink at the restaurant's bar "to the point of severe intoxication".

TMZ reports Woods, his girlfriend and his restaurant "The Woods" are being sued in connection with a deadly auto crash in which alcohol was believed to be a factor. It was later revealed that his blood alcohol level was.256 at the time of the fatal crash, more than three times the legal limit. It is alleged that Immesberger sat and drank at the bar for three hours after his shift before trying to drive home.

Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Goldenfarb acknowledged that neither Herman nor Woods was present the day of Immesberger's death, but he claims they are liable under state law because they own and manage the bar.

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In the lawsuit, the family claimed that Woods, his girlfriend and his restaurant company should have prevented the man from drinking too much and driving to his death.

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. Immesberger had attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had another alcohol-related crash in November, the suit adds.

Immesberger later crashed his vehicle in Martin County on Southeast Federal Highway near Southeast Colonial Drive and died. "It was a awful, bad night", Woods said according to TMZ.

"We're all very sad that Nick passed away", Woods said ahead of this week's PGA Championship.

According to the Daily Mail, a copy of a citation shows Immesberger was summoned for speeding and failure to produce a driver's license on December 4, 2018, just six days before he died.