Tiger Woods hospitalized with ‘a number of leg accidents’ after automobile accident close to Los Angeles
Tiger Woods was concerned in a severe automobile accident Tuesday morning close to Los Angeles and transported to an area hospital for emergency surgical procedure for “a number of leg accidents,” based on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division and Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California the place he suffered a number of leg accidents. He’s at present in surgical procedure and we thanks to your privateness and help,” Steinberg stated in a press release.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Division stated in a press release that the one-car rollover crash occurred at 7:12 a.m. native time. Woods, the automobile’s solely occupant, was taken by ambulance to close by Harbor-UCLA Medical Middle.
Lt. Michael White of the LASD instructed reporters that Woods’ accidents are “non-life-threatening.” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who will maintain a press convention at 6 p.m. ET at Lomita Sheriff’s Station, added that Woods is “fortunate to be alive,” based on the Los Angeles Instances.
In line with the preliminary LASD assertion, the jaws of life had been wanted to extricate Woods from the automobile, however LASD spokesman Captain James Powers later instructed Fox Information that that a part of the report was inaccurate. L.A. County Fireplace Division spokesman Henry Narvaez confirmed Powers’ replace, telling the L.A. Instances: “Due to the scenario and the way in which that you just discovered the automobile, he wasn’t capable of open the door and are available out. We extricated him; we helped help him out of the automobile.”
NBC Information added, per the L.A. County Fireplace Division, that Woods was capable of stand as he was assisted out of his automobile by the entrance windshield, which responders used an ax to take away the glass.
Photographs of the wreckage had been shared on social media and confirmed a badly broken SUV off the aspect of the street. Video exhibits tire tracks crossing over a curbed median close to the place the automobile got here to relaxation.
Woods, 45, was in Los Angeles for the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational, which his basis runs. Woods, who remains to be recovering from a Dec. 23 again surgical procedure, didn’t play within the match at Riviera, however he was readily available Sunday to affix CBS’ Jim Nantz within the sales space and participate within the trophy presentation.
He then remained within the LA space, staying at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, to do a two-day shoot with Golf Digest/Golf TV at Rolling Hills Nation Membership, about two miles from the crash web site. Woods joined an inventory of celebrities, together with Dwayne Wade, Justin Timberlake, Mookie Betts, Jessica Alba and David Spade, on Monday at Rolling Hills.
“We have now been made conscious of Tiger Woods’ automobile accident at this time,” stated PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan in a press release. “We’re awaiting additional info when he comes out of surgical procedure. On behalf of the PGA Tour and our gamers, Tiger is in our prayers and may have our full help as he recovers.”