The Latest: Tiger Woods Injured in a Rollover Car Crash in Rancho Palos Verdes
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, golf legend Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries to both of his legs following a single-car rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes.
What we know so far:
The crash occurred sometime before 7:12 A.M, near the border of Rolling Hills Estate and Rancho Palos Verdes. Woods, the sole occupant of a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV, was driving northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road when it crashed, the sheriff's department said. The SUV sustained major damage, and Woods had to be removed from the wreck by LA County Fire personnel.
Woods, age 45, was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, where he underwent surgery for "multiple leg injuries," Woods' agent told Golf Digest. The injuries are not considered to be life-threatening, and he was conscious at the scene.
During a press conference, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that Woods was driving at "relatively greater speed than normal” on the road known for "a high frequency of accidents.”
Villanueva would say that there were no skid marks, nor any signs that Woods hit the breaks, and that there was no evidence that Woods was driving while impaired and he was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
The initial report by the LA County Sheriffs was that LA County Fire "extricated" Woods from the car "with the jaws of life," but LAFD said they used a different tool to removed the injured golfer, per NBC News.
L.A. County sheriff’s Deputy, Carlos Gonzalez, who first arrived at the scene, depicted Woods as "not able to stand under his own power."