Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries in horror rollover
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Tiger Woods has been pulled from a wrecked car after a serious smash in Los Angeles.
The 45-year-old golfing legend suffered “serious leg injuries” after a single car rollover on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
A statement updating his condition has since been posted on Woods’ Twitter account.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 24, 2021
#BREAKING @TigerWoods has been taken to hospital after his car rolled in a serious crash. Authorities had to use the ‘jaws of life’ to remove him from the vehicle. He has suffered multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery. #9Today pic.twitter.com/JYrlKFTdsX
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 23, 2021
In a statement posted on Twitter, LA County Sheriffs said the vehicle sustained “major damage”.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said there is no evidence he was impaired at the time of the accident.
Woods has been taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he is undergoing surgery.
KTLA News anchor in Southern California, Sam Rubin, says it “appears the car rolled over at least once”.
“Apparently surgery is taking place on his legs, maybe his back,” he said.
“He apparently crossed over the median, hit a sign and then ultimately left the road and went into an uphill embankment area.”
Police believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.
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— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021