LA COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized Tuesday morning following a serious single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles County.
Woods, 45, was involved in a single-vehicle crash that required first responders to use the jaws of life to free him from the wreckage.
“On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes,” according to TMZ.
“The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.”
“The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” officials confirmed.
“Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”
Woods was in the area for his annual Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades.
Just this week, he took photos with stars like David Spade and Dwyane Wade and announced recent back surgery could keep him out of the upcoming Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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