Tiger Woods car crash – live: Golfer has surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries in car accident


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Tiger Woods has been hospitalised with “multiple leg injuries” after being involved in a serious car crash in California, according to police.

Fire fighters freed the golfing star from his car using a “jaws of life” tool shortly after 7am on Tuesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles.

Authorities say that his car, which was the only vehicle involved in the crash, rolled over and sustained “major damage” in the incident.

Footage captured from a helicopter, sent by US network KABC-TV, showed a car on its side with the front end heavily damaged. Air bags appeared to be deployed, while the wreckage appeared to be just off the side of a road on a hillside.

“The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

It added: “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.”

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Sam Hancock23 February 2021 20:14

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Tiger Woods in surgery following crash, his agent confirms

Tiger Woods’ agent has said the golfer sustained significant injuries in the accident and was undergoing surgery to correct the damage.

“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,” said Mark Steinberg.

Here’s everything we know so far, by Graeme Massie:

Sam Hancock23 February 2021 20:06

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Hello, and welcome to The Independent’s rolling overage of the fallout from Tiger Woods’ car accident.

Sam Hancock23 February 2021 20:01

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