LOS ANGELES — Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg accidents Tuesday in a automobile rollover within the Los Angeles space and is present process surgical procedure, authorities and his supervisor stated. His situation isn’t but clear.
Woods needed to be extricated from the automobile with the “jaws of life” instruments, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in an announcement. No different vehicles have been concerned within the wreck that injured the golfer.
Woods was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The automobile sustained main injury, the sheriff’s division stated.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California the place he suffered a number of leg accidents,” his supervisor, Mark Steinberg, stated. He is at present in surgical procedure and we thanks to your privateness and assist.”
A KABC-TV helicopter over the scene of Woods’ accident confirmed a automotive on its aspect with the entrance finish closely broken. Air baggage seemed to be deployed. The wreckage seemed to be simply off the aspect of a highway on a hillside.
Woods, whose first identify is Eldrick, was the only real occupant of the automobile, the sheriff’s division stated.
The crash occurred shortly earlier than 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, officers stated.
Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend because the event host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, the place he offered the trophy. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement contract. One tweet on Monday confirmed him in a cart smiling with David Spade.
According to Golf Digest, additionally owned by Discovery, the TV shoot was on-course classes to celebrities, similar to Spade and Dwyane Wade. He didn’t play.
The 15-time main champion final performed Dec. 20 within the PNC Championship along with his 11-year-old son, Charlie. He had a fifth surgical procedure on his again, a microdiscectomy, two days earlier than Christmas and gave no indication when he would return. The Masters is April 8-11 and when requested if he can be there throughout the CBS telecast, Woods replied, “God, I hope so.”
This is the third time Woods has been concerned in a automotive investigation. The most infamous was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a hearth hydrant and hit a tree. That was the beginning of stunning revelations that he had been dishonest on his spouse with a number of ladies. Woods misplaced main company sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and didn’t return to golf for 5 months.
In May 2017, Florida police discovered him asleep behind the wheel of a automotive parked awkwardly on the aspect of the highway. He was arrested on a DUI cost and stated later he had an surprising response to prescription drugs his again ache. Woods later pleaded responsible to reckless driving and checked right into a clinic to get assist with prescription treatment and a sleep problem.