Tiger Woods was admitted to the hospital with “multiple leg injuries” after a serious car accident in California.
The firefighters had to use a pry and an axe to rescue the golf superstar from his “Genesis” GV80 SUV in Rancho Palos Verdes near Los Angeles shortly after 7 am on Tuesday morning.
Authorities stated that his car was the only crashed vehicle that rolled over and suffered “major damage” in the incident near Rolling Hills Estates on 7.12AM.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said in a Twitter statement: “On February 23, 2021
The vehicle was traveling north on Hawthorne Avenue on Dark Road and crashed. The vehicle suffered major damage. The driver and the only crew member were identified as PGA golfer Eldrick’Tiger’ Woods.
Mr. Woods was killed from the shipwreck due to casualties of firefighters and medical staff in Los Angeles County, and was transported to the local hospital by ambulance due to his injuries.
“The traffic investigation is conducted by investigators at LASD Lomita station.”
The golfer’s agent confirmed that he was seriously injured in the accident and is undergoing surgery at the Harbour-UCLA Medical Center.
“Tiger Woods injured multiple legs in a bicycle accident in California this morning. He is currently undergoing surgery. We appreciate your privacy and support.” Mark Steinberg said
The Sheriff’s Department later confirmed that his injury was not life-threatening. According to reports, the injury included a compound fracture and an ankle fracture in one leg.
A news helicopter showed that the black SUV was lying on its side, causing serious damage to the front end of the vehicle.
It seems to be completely off the road and on the grass-green hillside.
Police said another car that was not related to the original accident stopped after the crash and was rear-end collision.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was “lucky to be alive” and will hold a press conference later in the day.
Mr. Woods was living in the seaside Terranea resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. He was driving a sponsored Genesis GV80 SUV when the crash occurred. Los Angeles Times report.
It is the only SUV produced by a little-known car brand owned by South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai and promoted by Mr. Woods on the “Genesis Invitation”.
The 2021 Genesis GV80 starts at $50,000 and has a 14.5-inch horizontal touchscreen display.
It has 10 airbags, a forward collision warning system, evasive steering technology and an internal camera to alert the driver when he falls asleep.
Woods is 45 years old this year. He had two days of content filming with Golf Digest and GOLFTV in California, and recently completed his role as the host of the PGA Tour’s “Genesis Invitational” last weekend, which was hosted by Max Homa win.
The golfer joined former NBA player Dwyane Wayde and comedian David Spade on Monday at the Los Angeles County coastal city of Rolling Hills Country Club.
“Take a golf lesson with this guy today. Did you know? He’s not bad…he picked it up soon. Great listeners,” Mr. Spade tweeted.
When the accident happened, Mr. Woods was returning to the stadium for the next day’s shooting.
The news shocked the tour players of this week’s WGC-Workday Championship.
“I don’t feel well in my stomach,” said emotional Justin Thomas (Justin Thomas).
“You know, it’s so painful to see one of yours-now one of my closest friends has an accident. Man, I just hope he is okay. You only need to worry about his children. I’m sure they are struggling.”
The PGA Tour also issued a statement about the crash.
“We are aware of the car accident in Tiger Woods today. After his operation, we are waiting for further news.” Commissioner Jay Monahan said.
“On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers. He will receive our full support when he recovers.”
The golfer’s ex-girlfriend, skier Lindsey Vonn went to Twitter to send him a prayer.
Ms. Vaughan wrote on Twitter: “Pray for TW now.” Vaughan dated him for more than three years before breaking up in 2015.
Ian Poulter also tweeted to express his support for the 15th major winners.
“The thought is related to @TigerWoods and other related personnel. I hope I can recover soon. I hope the injury is not bad.
Woods ranked last in the PNC Championship that ended on December 20. He participated in the event with his son Charlie.
After Woods successfully performed his fifth back surgery in January to remove the pressure of the spine disc fragments, Woods talked about his optimism about this year’s Masters, which he won in 2019 to end the main tournament. 11 years of drought.
Woods said: “I feel good, a little stiff.”
“Planning to have another MRI to see if the ring is scarred in the end, and then I can start doing more activities. Still in the gym, still doing ordinary things, these are some trivial things you need to recover Before you can start to be fascinated.”
This is the third police investigation involving Mr. Woods and his car in Florida. At this stage, the cause of the accident is unclear.
In 2009, his SUV drove over a fire hydrant and hit a tree on Thanksgiving, which showed that he deceived his wife Elin Nordegren with a series of women.
After the incident, Mr. Woods lost many profitable corporate sponsorship agreements, went to Mississippi for rehabilitation, and did not play golf for five months.
In May 2017, Florida police found Mr. Woods asleep behind the wheel of a car on the side of the road.
He was arrested for drunk driving and later stated that he had reacted to painkillers taken for back pain.
Mr. Woods later pleaded guilty to driving Lure and received treatment for prescription drugs and sleep disorders.
Last month’s HBO documentary addressed his astonishing growth in becoming the world’s best golfer and his public humiliation in 2009 and 2010 after the breakdown of his marriage.
Before the crash, it was unclear whether Mr. Woods was able to participate in the April Masters.
“God, I hope so. I have to get there first,” he told CBS on Sunday.
In his speech this week, he admitted that the surgeon still has a lot to do.
“This is my only back. I don’t have more swing space there,” he admitted.
At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that Mr. Woods was “lucky to be alive.”
Sergeant Villanueva said that the representatives found no evidence of damage caused by drugs and alcohol at the crash site.
He said: “No damage has been found so far, but this will be the subject of investigation.”
Deputy Carlos Gonzalez (Carlos Gonzalez) was the first police officer at the scene. When Mr. Woods spoke to him, he called Woods “calm and sober.”
“Unfortunately, Mr. Woods was unable to stand up under his own power. Mr. Woods was sitting in the driver’s seat. I got in touch with them and made sure he could talk to me.
“He looked calm and sober at the time. I kept him calm until the Los Angeles County fire rushed to the scene.
“I talked to him, I asked him what his name was, and he said his name was’tiger’.
“He seems to be sober and calm. He didn’t seem to worry about his injury at the time, which is common in traffic accidents when people are shocked.”