Golf legend Tiger Woods was injured this morning in a one-car accident in Los Angeles and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. The crash occurred on a residential street in Palos Verdes.
Los Angeles County firefighters extricated Woods from the badly damaged car with the “jaws of life.”
Woods had been hosting the Genesis Invitational at Rivera County Club in Pacific Palisades. He did not play in the tournament. The car Woods was driving seemed to have the tournament’s logo and moniker on the side of it, meaning it could be a tournament courtesy vehicle.
The golfer’s manager told reporters that Woods suffered multiple leg injuries in what the LACSD called a serious crash. The department noted that Woods was extricated from the wreckage with the rescue tool called the “jaws of life.”
The incident happened about 7:12 a.m. local time on Tuesday near the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, a coastal city of about 42,000 people in Los Angeles County.
According to the department, Woods’s vehicle was traveling north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road when it crashed. “The vehicle sustained major damage,” the department said. After being removed from the vehicle Woods was then taken to a hospital. His condition and the extent of his injuries were not immediately clear.
Woods has, of course, been in the news for traffic-related issues before. He crashed his car in 2009, which set off a series of revelations about his personal life. In 2017, the golfer was pulled over by police and failed a field sobriety test.
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