Sport Tiger Woods hurt in serious car crash

23:05  23 february  2021
23:05  23 february  2021 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Tiger Woods has been hospitalised after rolling his car in a serious California road accident, suffering "multiple" leg injuries.

Firefighters and paramedics had to use the 'jaws of life' to free the golf legend from his vehicle, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department statement said. He was rushed to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Golf reporter Luke Elvy that Woods, already struggling after a fresh round of back surgery, may have suffered broken legs in the crash, which occurred on steep, downhill road. Helicopter images of the crash showed the vehicle heavily damaged and the airbags deployed, lying off the road on a hillside. Wood was driving alone.

Tiger Woods injured in serious car accident in Los Angeles

  Tiger Woods injured in serious car accident in Los Angeles Tiger Woods has been injured in a serious car crash in the Los Angeles area. Unconfirmed reports are claiming Woods may have broken both his legs in the accident, though the injuries aren't considered life-threatening. Mark Steinberg, Woods' manager, told Golf Digest the 45-year-old was in surgery and had "suffered multiple leg injuries." MORE: Justin Thomas reacts to Woods' car crash: 'I'm sick to my stomach' Tiger's manager Mark Steinberg to Golf Digest: "Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries.

Golf Digest was given a brief statement from Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, which said that Woods had suffered "multiple" leg injuries.

"He is currently in surgery," Steinberg told Golf Digest, "and we thank you for your privacy and support."


"On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7.12am, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes," the police statement said.

"The vehicle was travelling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.

"The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods.

"Mr Woods was extricated from the wreck with the 'jaws of life' by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries."

Serious accident: concern about Tiger Woods

 Serious accident: concern about Tiger Woods concern about Tiger Woods! The golf superstar is in the hospital after a car accident on Tuesday morning. How badly he is injured is open. © Provided by sport1.de Serious accident: Concern about Tiger Woods Tiger Woods had a car accident on Tuesday morning. The police in Los Angeles confirmed this. The golf star crashed his car at 7:12 a.m. local time when he was traveling north on Hawthorne Boulevard alone. The vehicle was badly damaged, another was not involved.

A PGA Tour friend of Woods, fellow major winner, Justin Thomas, spoke in a virtual press conference after the accident and was visibly shaken.

"It hurts to see one of your closest friends get in accident and man, I just hope he's all right," Thomas said. "I just worry for his kids, I'm sure they're struggling."

Tiger Woods wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Tiger Woods and the scene of his vehicle crash in California. © Getty Tiger Woods and the scene of his vehicle crash in California.

Woods, 45, hosted the PGA Tour's Genesis Invitational over the weekend. He was then participating in a Golf Digest/GOLFTV content shoot.

Earlier on the day of the accident, Woods was seen on social media with NBA legend Dwyane Wade at Rolling Hills Country Club. He reportedly accompanied Wade on course but did not hit any balls, barring putts, due to his back problem. One image also showed him in a golf cart with actor David Spade.

Woods had been in doubt to compete in the year's first major, the US Masters in early April, due to his back issue. He won the last of his 15 major championships at Augusta National in 2019.

Woods' accident casts shadow over World Golf Championships event

  Woods' accident casts shadow over World Golf Championships event Woods' accident casts shadow over World Golf Championships eventFifteen-time major winner Woods was awake and responsive on Wednesday after a car crash the previous day in Los Angeles in which he suffered "multiple leg injuries," according to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he underwent surgery to stabilize compound fractures of his tibia and fibula.

It remains to be seen what impact the car crash will have on his career.


This is the third time Woods has been involved in a car investigation.

The most notorious was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fire hydrant and hit a tree. That was the start of shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife with multiple women. Woods lost major corporate sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and did not return to golf for five months.

In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the side of the road. He was arrested on a DUI charge and said later he had an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine his back pain. Woods later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.

- with AP

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