Tiger Woods Injured in Single Vehicle Rollover Crash, Extricated With ‘Jaws of Life’
Los Angeles, CA – Professional golfer Tiger Woods was injured this morning in a single vehicle roll-over crash in Los Angeles.
According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD), Woods was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Blvd. at Blackhorse Road near the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes at approximately 7:12 a.m. when the vehicle crashed.
Los Angeles County firefighters dispatched to the scene quickly determined Woods was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
He had to be extricated from the vehicle, which LCSD said sustained “major damage,” by using the jaws of life.
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He was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
TMZ is reporting Mark Steinberg, Tiger’s agent, indicated the golfer sustained multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery.
No further information has been provided about his condition at this time.
Further, it is not yet known if Woods was under the influence of intoxicants at the time of the crash.
The 15-time major championship winner, who lives in Florida, was in the area for his annual Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades.
In October of 2017 Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving following his arrest in May of the same year on suspicion of driving under the influence.
His Mercedes was parked along a Florida roadway with him asleep behind the wheel when police woke him up.
A toxicology report later revealed Woods had five different drugs in his system at the time including: Hydrocodone, an opioid pain medication; Hydromorphone, another type of painkiller; Alprazolam, an anxiety drug also under the brand name Xanax; Zolpidem, a sleep drug also under the brand name Ambien; and Delta-9 carboxy THC, which is found in marijuana.
The five-time Masters champion said he was using the medication to treat pain from a back injury which required surgery.
As for today’s accident, LCSD said an investigation is ongoing.
WATCH dashcam video of Wood’s 2017 arrest below.