Tiger Woods needed the jaws of life to be removed from his vehicle after a car accident in Los Angeles.
A single-car accident involving Tiger Woods took place in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
The accident was described as a roll-over traffic collision on the border of the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
Tiger Woods injured in a single-car accident in Los Angeles
Woods’ vehicle sustained major damage and he had to be removed from the vehicle with the “jaws of life,” according to a statement from the LA County Sheriffs.
Woods was taken by ambulance to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
It’s unclear at this time the extent of Wood’s injuries.
Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg said Woods suffered multiple leg injuries and was currently undergoing surgery.
“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.”
According to CNN’s Ana Cabrera, Tiger’s injuries were described as moderate to critical, according to Los Angeles County PIO Henry Narvez.
Michael Eaves of ESPN reports the injuries to Tiger aren’t considered life-threatening and it’s believed he suffered multiple leg fractures.
The LA Times reports law enforcement believes Tiger was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of his vehicle before it rolled several times.
Golfer Justin Thomas was holding back tears talking about Tiger and how he’s thinking about his kids.
Justin Thomas holds back tears when asked about Tiger Woods’ accident. Says he’s worried for his kids. Tough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iz6ZUbRV8Y
— By The Flagstick (@ByTheFlagstick) February 23, 2021
This story will be updated as more information on the accident and of his condition is released.