Tiger Woods Injured In Roll Over Car Accident, In Surgery With Leg Injuries
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Los Angeles County Police Department announced today that golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a car accident this morning just outside of Los Angeles. He was transported to the hospital once being removed from the vehicle.
This morning @LMTLASD responded to a roll-over collision in which @TigerWoods was injured. Please see our statement… pic.twitter.com/cSWOxKZC1w
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
The press release states that “the vehicle sustained major damage,” and that “Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the “jaws of life” by Los Angeles Country firefighters and paramedics.”
The “jaws of life” are “hydraulic rescue tools used by emergency rescue personnel to assist vehicle extrication of crash victims, as well as other rescues from small spaces. These tools include cutters, spreaders, and rams.”
The statement also confirms that Woods sustained injuries. Shortly after the news went viral, his agent Mark Steinberg updated the world on those injuries.
“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.”
His injuries are “non-life-threatening.”
Story updated with statement from Woods' agent Mark Steinberg:
"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."https://t.co/z7kdbXOmLZ
— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) February 23, 2021
Woods was in California and was seen on television this past Sunday, February 21st, at Riviera Country Club where he spent time commentating on the final round of the Genesis Open and also delivered the trophy to eventual winner Max Homa.