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Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car rollover accident on the morning of Feb. 23. Woods suffered multiple leg injuries, and was in surgery following the accident.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on Twitter about the crash. The statement said officers responded to a call about the crash at 7:12 a.m., and Woods had to be extracted from the car using jaws of life.
Woods was the only one in the rollover crash near Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Officers say the vehicle sustained “major damage.”
“The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage,” the statement said.
“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,” the statement said.
Woods was rushed to the Harbor UCLA Medical Center following the accident, and suffers from moderate to critical injuries.
One car stopped after the crash and was rear-ended, but was not involved in the initial rollover crash.
The crash is still under investigation.