UPDATE: Tiger’s agent released a statement about his “multiple” leg injuries. He is currently in surgery.
Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident on Tuesday morning (February 23) and had to be removed from his vehicle by the “jaws of life.”
The 45-year-old pro golfer was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
“On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes,” officials said in a statement, embedded below. “The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.”
“The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” the statement confirmed. “Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”
The “jaws of life” are a pair of hydraulically powered shears that is designed to cut through metal.
Tiger just underwent surgery last month. We’re wishing him well.
The cause of the car accident is under investigation.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
You can see footage from the wreck…
BREAKING: Tiger Woods transported to hospital with injuries following vehicle crash with "major damage," LA County Sheriff's Dept. says. pic.twitter.com/hxcGYAig8D
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 23, 2021