Tiger Woods Injured in Roll-Over Car Accident
Champion golfer Eldrick “Tiger” Woods was seriously injured in a car accident Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The “roll-over collision” happened on the border of Ranchos Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates. Woods was alone in the car and while the extent of his current condition is unknown, the car was seriously damaged.
According to bird’s eye view footage shot by Fox 11, Woods' vehicle appeared to be turned over on its side after rolling into a rocky hillside.
Firefighters pulled the PGA golfer from the remains of the vehicle with the “jaws of life” tools that are used to extract people from car accidents when they are unable to get out themselves. Woods was then taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center for treatment.
Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, made a statement to Golf Digest stating that Woods had suffered “multiple” leg injuries.
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support," the statement read.
Woods was in the southern California area for a content shoot with Golf Digest. While he was not able to hit any balls himself as he was awaiting the results of an MRI, he was seen yesterday at the Rolling Hills Country Club, giving on-course lessons to celebrities.
Even with an extended list of injuries, including a recent back surgery that halted the start of his upcoming season, Woods hoped to be back on the course for the Masters, which begin in April. However, he may have to forfeit any playing time this season, depending on the extent of the injuries he sustained in this car accident.
An investigation is currently being pursued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lomita Station. Stay tuned here for more updates as they are made available.
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