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Tiger Woods injured in Los Angeles-area crash, sheriff says

Tiger Woods
Posted at 12:37 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 00:44:09-05

LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods was injured in a rollover crash in the Los Angeles area early Tuesday morning, sheriff's officials say.

The professional golfer was reportedly traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard when his vehicle crashed at Blackhorse Road. The crash occurred on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

After the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office previously stated that Woods was extricated from the car by the jaws of life, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said that the pro golfer was removed out of the vehicle with an ax and pry bar by firefighters and paramedics before he was transported to an area hospital for his injuries.

Deputy Carols Gonzalez who was the first officer to respond to the incident said that Woods was unable to stand on his own leaving the vehicle.

Officials said that Woods was able to communicate with officers and paramedics.

The L.A. County Fire Department said Woods was listed in "serious condition" when he was hospitalized.

Late Tuesday night, an update was posted on Twitter saying Tiger is, "awake, responsive and recovering in his hotel room.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that there were no signs of impairment in the single-car crash. Villanueva added that the area where Woods crashed often has accidents.

No other vehicles were said to be involved in the crash, and no other occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The extent of his injuries is not yet known, but his spokesperson reportedly told Golf Digest that he suffered multiple leg injuries.

The PGA Tour also released a statement following the crash.