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

Yolanda Curtis
February 26, 2021

After the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office previously stated that Woods was extricated from the auto 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.

Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lomita Station are looking into the cause of the crash.

Woods suffered multiple leg injuries in a single-vehicle accident in the Los Angeles area and was rushed to hospital for surgery.

Yes. The L.A. County Fire Department reported that the driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

There was a second crash when a vehicle that had apparently stopped to help Woods got hit, said Christopher Thomas, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The wreckage appeared to be just off the side of a road on a hillside.


The first sheriff's dispatch call went out around 7:15 a.m., giving the location of the accident and saying, "The vehicle ran off the road". The windshield is also missing and the back of the vehicle is damaged. The street, which was closed Tuesday morning as authorities investigated the scene, also features runaway truck ramps.

Woods stayed around in Los Angeles after the Genesis Invitational to participate in a two-day content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement contract.

"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries".

Alex Rodriguez: "Praying for my brother @TigerWoods as we all anxiously await more news".

"On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers", PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement.


The 15-time major champion told CBS's Jim Nantz over the weekend that he was hoping to resume more activity after the results of an MRI following back surgery in January.

"I will say that it's very fortunate that Mr. Woods was able to come out of this alive", Gonzalez said. Woods did not play. This incident occurred just two days after the National Enquirer published a story alleging that Woods was having an affair. Woods lost major corporate sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in MS and did not return to golf for five months.

In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle parked awkwardly on the side of the road.

He was arrested on a DUI charge and said later he had an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine for his back pain.


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