Tiger Woods has been rushed to surgery after a car accident which forced emergency services to cut the golf legend from his vehicle in Los Angeles and left him with multiple leg injuries, officials have confirmed.
Fire crews had to use the ‘jaws of life’ to get Woods from the vehicle after it rolled over and suffered serious damage.
Woods was then taken to a local hospital by ambulance where he is currently in surgery for multiple leg injuries, his agent Mark Steinberg has confirmed.
He said: “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.”
A statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department read: “On February 23, 2021 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 travelling 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 Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.
“The traffic investigation is being conducted by investigators from LASD Lomita Station.”