Tiger Woods car after the accident
Golf superstar Tiger Woods was in surgery on Tuesday after sustaining multiple leg injuries when the SUV he was driving crashed and overturned in Los Angeles, authorities and his agent said.
Woods, who was the only person in the vehicle, was “pulled out of the wreckage by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics” with the “jaws of life,” and then rushed to a local hospital by his emergency services for his injuries, a county sheriff said. in a tweet.
The deputies arrived at the scene of the crash on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos-Verdes around 7:12 a.m. PT, the department said.
Officials said that “great damage was done to the vehicle”.
Woods agent Mark Steinberg told Golf Digest in a statement: “Tiger Woods had an accident in a car in California this morning where he sustained multiple leg injuries.”
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.
Woods, 45, has won 82 titles at PGA, which equals Sam Snead for the most titles ever. He has won 15 major championships, including the Masters tournament five times.
Tiger Woods watches from the 18th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA, on February 21, 2021.
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Woods ’stellar career shook in November 2009, when he was hit once more by an SUV in a fire hydrant in front of his then-residence in Windermere, Florida.
Woods was unconscious for more than five minutes in that fall, and his then-wife allegedly smashed a window on the vehicle with a golf club and dragged him out of it.
Following in the footsteps of that mysterious fall, Woods reported having numerous extramarital affairs. Shortly thereafter, he entered a clinic in Mississippi for treatment.
In May 2017, Wood was charged with driving under the influence of Florida after police discovered he was sleeping in a damaged car.
A month after that arrest, Woods entered the clinic for treatment related to problems with prescription pain medications and sleep disorders.
Steinberg said it was an art time when Woods used painkillers to help him get up and move as he recovered from four back surgeries.
Woods was seen on social media Monday at a golf course with former Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade.
Woods last competed at the PNC Championships in Orlando, Florida, which concluded Dec. 20. He played in the tournament alongside his son, 11-year-old son Charlie Woods. The duo finished in seventh place.
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