11:52 am PT – Mark Steinberg, Tiger’s agent, says he sustained multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery.
11:43 am PT – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department source says TMZ Sports They do not believe that alcohol was involved, but did not say if there was possibly some other substance involved.
Tiger Woods He was hospitalized after a serious car accident in Los Angeles County Tuesday morning, and officials took his life to free him from the vehicle.
“On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 a.m., LASD responded to a traffic collision with a single overturned vehicle at the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes,” authorities say.
“The vehicle was traveling north on Hawthorne Boulevard on Blackhorse Road when it crashed. The vehicle sustained significant damage.”
“The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” authorities confirmed.
“Mr. Woods was rescued from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then taken to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”
It is not clear what caused the accident. Police is on the case.
Tiger, 45, was in the area for his annual Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.
Just this week, he took photos with stars like David spade Y Dwyane Wade – and announced his recent back surgery it could keep him out of the next Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
It’s not the first time that Tiger Woods has been in a high-profile car accident – he crashed his SUV in a 2009 incident at his home in Florida.
In 2017, he was arrested after police found him passed out behind the wheel of his car. Tiger said he had taken prescription drugs before the accident and did not realize the effect they would have on him.
Originally Posted – 11:29 am PT