Tiger Woods seriously injured in car crash, ‘lucky to survive’ as SUV suffers serious accident

Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries after a car accident near Palos Verdes, Ranchos, California, on Tuesday morning. 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 Digest early Tuesday. He is said to have suffered two leg fractures (a complex fracture) and a broken ankle Los Angeles Times, which cites a source skilled in the treatment of Woods.

Woods’ injuries are not life-threatening. He was conscious, calm and clear when the ambulances arrived on the scene. Ambulances kept him in serious but stable condition with an LASD spokesman on Tuesday night, saying Woods was “lucky alive”, crediting his vehicle (a 2021 Genesis SUV) and deciding to wear a seat belt.

The SUV’s only passenger, ambulances, was exposed through the vehicle’s windshield, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. There was no evidence of damage.

Woods was transported by ambulance to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 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. 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 drive down steep turns. 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 on its side in a ditch at the bottom of a hill, the front of which caused severe damage. Several pieces of the vehicle were nearby. The airbags deployed, but the cabin inside the SUV was relatively unchanged according to LASD.

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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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