Tiger Woods injured in rollover car accident near Los Angeles, extracted with ‘living jaws’


Golf legend Tiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday in a car accident in Southern California, authorities said.

Woods’ vehicle was heading north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when it crashed and sustained “significant damage,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

A single-vehicle rollover traffic collision at the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verde border in Los Angeles on February 23, 2021.NBC Los Angeles

Woods was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, according to the statement.

“Mr. Woods was pulled from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life,'” the sheriff added.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for compound fractures in at least one leg, police sources said.

Tiger Woods looks on from the fourth hole during the final round of the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California on June 16, 2019.Christian Petersen Archive / Getty Images

Woods crashed his car a few days after Thanksgiving 2009 in Florida. The accident inadvertently revealed a bitter marriage dispute between him and his then-wife Elin Nordegren.

Woods has not played in a tournament this year and is recovering from back surgery he underwent in December.

The 45-year-old golfer, who lives in Jupiter, Florida, was in Southern California this weekend for the Genesis Invitational, which benefits his foundation.

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