Tiger Woods had to be hospitalized after being involved in a singe-car rollover Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Office. The accident occurred in the Rancho Palos Verdes area southwest of LA.
According to the department’s release, “the vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.” The report goes on to say 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.” Woods was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Following the news of the accident, Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg released a statement saying in part “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery.”
Shortly after the news broke, photos of the accident began popping up on social media.
NBC LA over the scene where Tiger Woods crashed this morning in LA county ... you can see heavy damage to the SUV #nbc4ny pic.twitter.com/lT4KddIqOb— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) February 23, 2021
@bigjimmurray— Steve Murray (@ComputerGuy33) February 23, 2021
Tiger Woods crash scenehttps://t.co/8BhLo7u6Yh pic.twitter.com/49hUDSjpVH
Woods has been involved in high-profile car accidents before. In 2009, he drove his SUV into a fire hydrant in Florida during an altercation with his then-wife Elin Nordegren. In 2017, he was arrested after being found asleep at the wheel of his car after taking prescription medication.