Tiger Woods is currently in hospital following a car crash in California.
Tiger Woods, 45, is reported to have sustained leg injuries following the incident. He is reportedly receiving surgery following his injuries.
The LA county sheriff department responded to a “single vehicle roll-over collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes” at around 7am local time on Tuesday February 23.
Only one car is said to have been involved in the accident.
His vehicle suffered “major damage”, according to The Guardian.
The golfing legend’s manager, Mark Steinberg, released a statement saying that Woods “was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries.
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”
The Sheriff’s statement read: “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 Rancho Palos Verdes.
“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. 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.”
Previous Car Incidents
This is not the first time Woods has been involved in a car crash.
In November 2009, he was in a crash which subsequently led to him admitting that he had been unfaithful to his wife.
This in turn led to the end of his marriage, and he took a break from golf.
Then, in 2017 Woods was discovered asleep inside his car.
He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Following this, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving.
It was found that the golfer had 5 prescription drugs in his system.
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