Tiger Woods injured in crash, jaws of life were used to rescue him
Tiger Woods car after an accident
Golf superstar Tiger Woods was operated on Tuesday after suffering multiple leg injuries when an SUV he was driving crashed and rolled over in Los Angeles, authorities and his agent said.
Woods, who was the only person in the vehicle, was “rescued from the wreck with the” jaws of life “by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics and then taken by ambulance to a local hospital for his injuries,” said the sheriff Department of that district in a tweet.
The MPs arrived at the scene of the accident on the border between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes at around 7:12 a.m.
Officials said “the vehicle suffered great damage.”
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told Golf Digest in a statement, “Tiger Woods was in a car accident in California this morning that left him with multiple leg injuries.”
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and assistance,” Steinberg said.
Woods, 45, lived at Rolling Hills Resort while filming under a contract with Golf Digest and the Discovery Channel.
Last month he announced that he had “recently” had a fifth microdisectomy on his back to remove a pressurized fragment of a disc that caused pain during the PNC championship in December.
“I’m looking forward to starting training and focusing on getting back on tour,” Woods said in a January statement.
The Jupiter, Florida-based resident has won 82 titles on the PGA, which is linked to Sam Snead for the most titles of all time. He has won 15 major championships, including five Masters tournaments.
Tiger Woods watches from the 18th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California on February 21, 2021.
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Wood’s stellar career was shaken in November 2009 when he prematurely crashed an SUV into a fire hydrant outside his then home in Windermere, Florida.
Woods was knocked unconscious for more than five minutes in the accident, and his then-wife allegedly used a golf club to smash a window in the vehicle and pull it out.
After this mysterious crash, Woods is said to have had numerous extramarital affairs. Soon after, he entered a Mississippi clinic for treatment.
In May 2017, Wood was accused of driving under the Florida influence after police discovered him sleeping in a damaged car.
A month after this arrest, Woods entered a clinic for treatment for problems with prescription pain medication and a sleep disorder.
Steinberg said Kunst at the time Woods used pain medication to get up and move around while he was recovering from four back surgeries.
Woods was spotted on social media on a golf course with former Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade on Monday.
Woods most recently competed in the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, which ended on December 20. He played in the tournament with his eleven year old son, Charlie Woods. The duo came in seventh.
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