Golfer Tiger Woods was significantly injured in a one-car, rollover crash within the Los Angeles space Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Although he was unable to substantiate Woods’ id, county Hearth Division spokesperson Christopher Thomas classified the crash victim’s injuries to USA TODAY Sports as severe however not life threatening.
Woods was the one particular person within the automotive. His longtime agent, Mark Steinberg, stated the golfer suffered “a number of leg accidents.”
“He’s at the moment in surgical procedure, and we thanks in your privateness and assist,” Steinberg stated Tuesday afternoon.
USA TODAY was capable of piece collectively the situation of Woods’ crash and his possible path by inspecting police reviews, newscasts, and social media posts, and satellite tv for pc imagery.
Tiger Woods crash website and path via Los Angeles
The crash occurred early Tuesday morning, shortly after 7 a.m. PST in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates, in line with authorities.
Space residents advised USA TODAY Sports activities that automotive accidents are frequent alongside that stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard. There’s a span of roughly 100 yards the place sand has been positioned for vehicles and vehicles that acquire an excessive amount of pace.
“There’s accidents on a regular basis,” stated Chirelle Armante, 43.
Video and images counsel the automobile could have crossed over a median whereas headed north on Hawthorne Boulevard, placing an indication for Rolling Hills Estates.
The automobile then went off the highway, coming to a relaxation between Hawthorne and houses on Rockbluff Drive.
What automotive was Tiger Woods driving?
The Sheriff’s Division stated the automobile, a 2021 Hyundai Genesis GV80, sustained “main injury.”
Have been the jaws of life used?
The Sheriff’s Division stated in a press release that Woods “was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’” by county firefighters and paramedics earlier than being transported to a hospital.
Later, Thomas, the fireplace division spokesman, told USA TODAY Sports that the fireplace division arrived on the scene shortly earlier than 7:30 a.m. First responders eliminated the automobile’s windshield, he stated, and pulled out the automobile’s solely occupant – Woods – who was taken to an area hospital.
Whereas the sheriff’s division initially stated authorities wanted to make use of the “jaws of life” to get Woods out of the automobile, Thomas stated the instrument was not wanted.
“The jaws of life have been on the market, however mainly what they did was they broke the windshield out,” he defined.
Contributing: Jim Sergent, Javier Zarracina, Janet Loehrke, Karina Zaiets, Tom Schad, Steve DiMeglio, Josh Peter, Mike Freeman, and Shawn Sullivan
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