Tiger Woods is undergoig surgery after a serious car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning where firefighters had to use ‘jaws of life’ to pry him from his car.
The golfer was driving alone near Rancho Palos Verdes when his vehicle flipped over. Fire fighters had to use a device known as the ‘jaws of life’ to break open the car and rescue him.
His condition is not known but his 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.’
It occurred shortly after 7am and no one was injured. Woods was previously arrested on a DUI in 2017.
In a statement, the sheriff’s department said: ‘On February 23, at approximately 7.12am, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
‘On February 23, at approximately 7.12am, 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 LA County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.’