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

Tiger Woods was seriously injured after a serious car accident Tuesday morning near Palos Verdes in Ranchos, California. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it had to be pulled out of its sports utility vehicle because it suffered “major damage” following a vehicle crash.

Woods, 45, is currently undergoing surgery for “multiple leg injuries,” said Agent Mark Steinberg. Golf DigestDaniel Rapaport.

Woods, whose injuries were not life-threatening, was conscious, calm, and clear when ambulances arrived at the scene. He was judged to be in a severe but stable condition. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said Woods had been dragged out through the vehicle’s windshield. There was no evidence of damage.

The SUV’s only passenger, Woodst, ​​was transported to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center by ambulance to treat his injuries. LAFD chief Daryl Osby explained that transporting Woods to a trauma center, rather than a local hospital, indicated that her injuries were serious but her condition was not critical.

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 LASD did not confirm the description of the accident, but noted that the rate of car accidents in the area is high as vehicles travel downhill. The accident, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m., is being investigated by the LASD.

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. According to the LASD, the airbags were deployed and the cabin of the SUV was relatively unchanged.

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Woods spent the weekend in southern California when he hosted the 2021 Genesis Invitational, which is supported by his charity. He stayed there earlier this week to work with other celebrities as part of planned promotional activities.

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. He told CBS Sports Jim Nantz during the Genesis Invitational on Sunday that he hopes to play in the 2021 Masters in April this year if doctors clean it up.

Woods last played on December 20, 2020 at the PNC Championships in Orlando, Florida.

Athletes and celebrities spent much of Tuesday sending Woods good wishes on social media.

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