Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries to both his legs after a single-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday morning near Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Time is reporting that Woods has a shattered ankle and two leg fractures.
Golf Digest says Tiger was scheduled to arrive at Riviera Golf Course at 7:30 AM PT for a shoot … he was reportedly going to give Drew Brees lessons according to TMZ.
“The cabin of the vehicle was more or less intact, the front end was totally destroyed, the bumpers, everything was destroyed, airbags deployed all of that,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva sadi. “However, thankfully the interior was more or less intact, which kind of gave him the cushion to survive what otherwise would’ve been a fatal crash.”
Woods’ vehicle “was going at a relatively greater speed than normal,” Villanueva said, adding that there were “no skid marks, no braking.”
There were no signs of drugs or alcohol, but that is under investigation.
Previous reports said Woods was extricated from his vehicle by the Jaws of Life. Those reports were untrue.
Tiger Woods was injured in a one vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Los Angeles and is currently in surgery. The jaws of life were used to free him from the vehicle.
The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department issued a statement on the crash
“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 Rancho Palos Verdes. 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.”
Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg says Tiger has suffered “multiple leg injuries” and is in surgery.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”