Tiger Woods injured in car accident, removed by jaws of life due to major vehicular damage

Tiger Woods has been hospitalized for “multiple leg injuries” after being involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday morning near Ranchos Palos Verdes, California. Woods had to be removed from his vehicle with the jaws of life as it sustained “major damage” following a single-vehicle rollover traffic collision, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Woods, the only occupant of the vehicle, was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center by ambulance to be treated for “moderate to critical” injuries suffered in the crash, the Los Angeles County Fire Department told CNN. The crash, which occured shortly after 7 a.m. PT, is under investigation by the LASD.

“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries,” Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told Golf Digest’s Daniel Rapaport. “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”


According to the Los Angeles Times, Woods was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle before crossing the center divider. Woods’s SUV rolled multiple times before coming to a halt.

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The Los Angeles Times reported Woods was transported from the crash site to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center via ambulance with a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, one of which was compound. He is currently in stable condition.

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