Golf legend Tiger Woods was critically injured Tuesday in a one-car accident that known as for a “jaws of life” rescue in Southern California, authorities mentioned.
Woods’ car was going north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse street, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when it crashed and sustained “main injury,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned in an announcement.
Woods was the driving force and solely occupant of the car, the assertion mentioned.
“Mr. Woods was extracted from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life,'” the sheriff added.
He was rushed to a close-by hospital for therapy of compound fractures in at the very least one leg, regulation enforcement sources mentioned.
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, instructed Golf Digest on Tuesday afternoon that Woods was in surgical procedure for his a number of accidents.
Woods famously crashed his automotive only a few days after Thanksgiving 2009 in Florida. The accident inadvertently revealed a bitter marital dispute between he and then-wife Elin Nordegren. A number of girls then got here ahead to confess to having extra-marital affairs with the famed golfer.
Woods hasn’t performed in a match this yr and is recovering from his fifth again surgical procedure he underwent in December.
The 45-year-old golfer, who relies in Jupiter, Florida, was in Southern California this weekend for the Genesis Invitational, which advantages his basis.
An HBO documentary final month chronicled Woods’ meteoric rise and public shaming in 2009 and 2010.
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Rex Hoggard contributed.