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US Tiger Woods injured in rollover car crash near Los Angeles, extracted with 'jaws of life'

23:11  23 february  2021
23:11  23 february  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

Tiger Woods Injured in Roll-Over Car Accident in California, Undergoing Surgery

  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.

Golf legend Tiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday in a one-car accident that called for a "jaws of life" rescue in Southern California, authorities said.

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Woods' vehicle was going north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse road, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when it crashed and sustained "major damage," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

Woods was the driver and only occupant of the vehicle, the statement said.

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"Mr. Woods was extracted from the wreck with the 'jaws of life,'" the sheriff added.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, the statement said. Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, told NBC News on Tuesday afternoon that Woods was in surgery for multiple leg injuries.

"We have been made aware of Tiger Woods' car accident today," according to statement from the PGA.

"We are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery. On behalf of the PGA TOUR and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers."

A single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verde, in Los Angeles on Sept. 23, 2021. (NBC Los Angeles) © NBC Los Angeles A single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verde, in Los Angeles on Sept. 23, 2021. (NBC Los Angeles)

Woods famously crashed his car just a few days after Thanksgiving 2009 in Florida. The accident inadvertently revealed a bitter marital dispute between he and then-wife Elin Nordegren. A host of women then came forward to admit to having extra-marital affairs with the famed golfer.

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Woods hasn't played in a tournament this year and is recovering from his fifth back surgery he underwent in December.

The 45-year-old golfer, who is based in Jupiter, Florida, was in Southern California this weekend for the Genesis Invitational, which benefits his foundation.

An HBO documentary last month chronicled Woods' meteoric rise and public shaming in 2009 and 2010.

Even through he's still active, Woods is already considered one of the greatest golfers in the sport's history.

His 82 tournament wins is tied for most in a career with "Slammin' Sammy" Snead. Woods' 15 majors is second only to Jack Nicklaus.

Woods' last tournament title was at the 2019 Zozo Championship in Japan. His most recent major victory was at the 2019 Masters.

This is a developing story, please refresh here for updates.

Tiger Woods: Investigators to examine data from the black box of the car golfer was driving in crash .
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will retrieve data from the black box in the Genesis SUV courtesy vehicle that golf legend Tiger Woods was driving before his rollover crash last week. © David McNew/Getty Images Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies gather evidence from the car Tiger Woods was driving when he seriously injured on February 23, 2021 in Rolling Hills Estates, California The department told CNN in a statement it executed a search warrant for the black box but had "no additional information regarding the recovered data.

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