Tiger Woods was involved in a serious single-car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
He suffered multiple leg injuries and underwent surgery, but is said to be recovering at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Woods was involved in a single-car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. In a statement obtained by “Extra,” the Los Angeles Sheriff Department said, “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 statement continued. “The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck.”
In another statement, Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told Golf Digest, “Tiger 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.”
According to The Los Angeles Times, Tiger was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
On condition of anonymity, law enforcement sources told the outlet that Woods was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed and lost control of his SUV, which rolled multiple times before coming to a stop.
Woods’ condition has been described as “moderate to critical” after he was reportedly removed from the vehicle’s windshield.
L.A. County Fire Department spokesman Henry Narvaez said, “Because of the situation and the way that you found the vehicle, he wasn’t able to open the door and come out. We extricated him, we helped assist him out of the vehicle.”
Investigators are currently determining what may have caused the crash.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has released audio dispatch from the accident. You can listen for yourself below.