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Tiger Woods seriously injured in California car crash, no evidence of impairment

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Tiger Woods Crash
Tiger Woods was traveling on a road near Los Angeles when he was involved with a rollover collision.
Tiger Woods was sent to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say Tiger Woods has been seriously injured after his SUV rolled over and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Woods was alone in the vehicle and no other cars were involved Tuesday. His agent says Woods is undergoing leg surgery.

Authorities say the golf superstar had to be pulled out through the front windshield. Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera.

The cause of the wreck wasn't clear. A councilwoman in the area says the road is steep and it's easy to pick up speed.

Authorities say there's no immediate evidence that Tiger Woods was impaired.

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Posted by KTIV News 4 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

At a news conference, the police chief and fire chief of Los Angeles County didn't answer follow-up questions on how they know he wasn't impaired or how fast he was driving. The weather was not a factor in the crash.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Fire Chief Daryl Osby said Woods was conscious and able to communicate when authorities arrived to pry him from the SUV.

Previous police reports said the "jaws of life" were used to get Tiger Woods out of the vehicle. That has since been updated, the jaws of life were not used, instead Tiger was pulled out through the front windshield.


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Authorities in California have reported Eldrick "Tiger" Woods was injured in a rollover crash Tuesday morning.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, at about 7:12 a.m. Tuesday deputies responded to a rollover collision near the city of Los Angeles.

The vehicle was traveling northbound on a local road when it crashed and sustained major damage.

Authorities have identified the driver and sole occupant as Tiger Woods. He was extricated from the wreck with the "jaws of life' by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics before being transported to a local hospital.

Tiger Woods' manager says the golf star suffered multiple leg injuries in the crash

The traffic accident is still under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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