Tiger Woods injured in car accident recovered from SUV due to serious vehicle damage in accident

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Tiger Woods was hospitalized for “multiple leg injuries” after suffering a serious car accident near Palos Verdes, Ranchos, California, Tuesday morning. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said he had to be removed from his vehicle because he suffered “serious damage” after a vehicle crash.

Woods, the only passenger in the sports utility vehicle, was transported by ambulance to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center to treat the “moderately severe or critical” injuries sustained in the accident, the Los Angeles County Fire Department told CNN. His injuries are not life-threatening and he is believed to have been aware at the time he was pulled out of the vehicle, LASD Lieutenant Michael White told KCBS-TV.

Woods is said to have “traveled at high speed” when he “lost control of the vehicle several times with his rolling SUV” before crossing the center divider, law enforcement sources said. Los Angeles Times. The accident, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m., is being investigated by the LASD.

“Tiger Woods had a car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries,” said Woods agent Mark Steinberg. Golf DigestDaniel Rapaport. “We are currently undergoing surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”

Helicopter footage of the KCBS-TV crash situation shows an off-road vehicle lying in a ditch at the bottom of a hillside, the front of which is causing severe damage. Many pieces of the vehicle can be seen in the nearby area and the airbags are apparently deployed.

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Woods spent the long weekend in southern California when he hosted the 2021 Genesis Invitational. He was spotted on Monday to Play Golf with David Spade |.

The 15-time Grand Champion, with 82 victories in the PGA Tour, recovered after a fifth microdiscectomy surgery in his career, hoping to play professionally later this year.

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