Tiger Woods was taken to the hospital with “multiple leg injuries” after being involved in a serious car accident in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning (AEDT).
A 45-year-old golf superstar was driving alone when he rolled the car around 7 am local time and had to be released from the car with the chin of life.
The LA Sheriff Bureau has confirmed that it has responded to a vehicle rollover at the border between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
Woods’ vehicle was heading north on Hawthorn Boulevard on Black Horse Road when it crashed.
“The vehicle was severely damaged,” LASD said in a statement.
“Mr. Woods was released from a shipwreck with a” jaw of life “by a Los Angeles County firefighter and ambulance, and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance for injury. “
Agent reveals “multiple injuries”
Woods agent Marc Steinberg has issued a short statement confirming that Woods “has suffered multiple leg injuries.”
“He is currently undergoing surgery. Thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.
ESPN’s Michael Eaves reported that Woods injuries were not considered life-threatening.
“Local police sources said the first report from the scene of the accident indicated the possibility of multiple leg fractures,” he tweeted.
A local news helicopter jumped over the scene of the accident and laid the car down with the front end severely damaged. The wreckage appeared to be just beside the road on the hillside, and airbags appeared to be deployed.
The voice of the rescue workers coordinating their response was obtained by TMZ and I heard saying “There is a rollover with someone trapped.”
Trump reacts, friends near tears
Woods, who has two children, Charlie and Sam, participates in the US PGA Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles and hosts the tournament.
Former US President Donald Trump, leading many Wellwishers, said: You are a true champion. “
Golf pro Justin Thomas fought to hold back tears when he responded to the incident at a press conference.
“I have a stomachache. It hurts to see one of my close friends in an accident,” said Thomas. “I hope he’s okay. I’m just worried about his children. I’m sure they’re having a hard time.”
“I hope for a quick recovery and I hope the injury isn’t bad,” Ian Poulter tweeted.
The PGA TOUR also issued a statement stating, “Tiger is in our prayers and will get our full support as he recovers.”
Third involvement in road accidents
The 82nd tournament winner has endured an off-course checkered history after becoming the most dominant golfer in history in the early 2000s.
He was exposed for extramarital sex in 2009 He divorced his 6-year-old wife, Elin Nordegren.
Woods is famous for hitting a Cadillac Escalade against a tree outside his home at 2:30 am and being treated for a small facial laceration when a scandal occurred.
In 2017, he was arrested near his home in Florida for driving under the influence of drugs.He was I found him sleeping in his car resting in the lane where the engine was running..
Woods later said he took prescription drugs but didn’t understand how they interacted. He later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and completed a drunk driving criminal program and 50 hours of community service.
Recent back surgery
On Tuesday, Woods made his first public comment since undergoing his fifth back surgery. This made the 15 major champions uncertain if they could play in this year’s Masters.
“I’m fine. I’m a little stiff,” Woods said. “Another MRI is planned, so you can finally see if the annulus fibrosus is scratched before you can start further activity.
“I’m still in the gym and still doing the mundane things you have to do for rehab. It’s a small thing that allows me to start pulling towards something more.”
But given his age and this latest incident, Woods’ future in sports is now firmly questioned.
— Use AFP