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The “jaws of life” were needed to “extricate” Tiger Woods, the world’s most famous golfer, from a serious single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles County on Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said.
This morningresponded to a roll-over collision in which was injured. Please see our statement…
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ)
“On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 a.m., LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage,” authorities said. The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods.”
Tiger Woods Injured in Roll-Over Car Accident in California, Undergoing Surgery
Tiger Woods was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said, noting that they were not life-threatening"On Feb. 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes," the sheriff's department said in the Twitter statement. "The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, where it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.
“Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life,'” the statement continued.
An aerial view showed the carnage at the scene.
BREAKING: Tiger Woods transported to hospital with injuries following vehicle crash with "major damage," LA County Sheriff's Dept. says.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC)
Woods is reportedly in a hospital with “moderate to critical” injuries.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg
The cause of the crash, which is said to have occurred around 7 a.m. PST, is not yet clear.
This is a developing story.
[Image via MSNBC screengrab]
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