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Tiger Woods Injured in Car Crash, Rescued From Wreck With ‘Jaws of Life’

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Tiger Woods was injured in a car crash Tuesday in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A crew made up of firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene and used “jaws of life” hydraulic rescue tools to remove the professional golf star from the wreck.

Tiger Woods, U.S. Open
Tiger Woods plays a shot during a practice round prior to the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 16 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
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Eldrick “Tiger” Woods was transported from the scene to a hospital by ambulance to be treated for his injuries. Though the vehicle involved was reported to have been majorly damaged, no mention was made of Woods’ condition.

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg released a statement soon after the news broke: “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery we thank you for your privacy and support.”

The incident is currently under investigation by the the LASD Lomita Station.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s shared its statement Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. In its tweet, the office characterized the incident as a “single vehicle roll-over traffic collision.”

Woods, 45, is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and ranks second in men’s major championships. In 2020, the World Golf Hall of Fame voted to induct Woods in its 2021class.

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Originally published at https://www.newsweek.com/tiger-woods-injured-car-wreck-1571417 on .

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