Tiger Woods hospitalized after rollover crash in California

Tiger Woods hospitalized after rollover crash in California

Golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a rollover vehicle accident in Southern California Tuesday morning. | Ryan Kang/AP

Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics were able to free Woods from his vehicle and transport him to an area hospital.

LOS ANGELES — Golf star Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in Los Angeles County, authorities said.

Woods had to be extricated from the vehicle with the “jaws of life” tools, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Woods was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries, but Golf Digest reported that Woods was in surgery after suffering leg injuries.

The vehicle sustained major damage, the sheriff’s department said.

A KABC-TV helicopter over the scene of Woods’ accident showed a car on its side with the front end heavily damaged. Air bags appeared to be deployed. The wreckage appeared to be just off the side of a road on a hillside.

Woods, whose first name is Eldrick, was the sole occupant of the vehicle, the sheriff’s department said.

The crash occurred shortly before 7:12 a.m. California time Tuesday, officials said.

A sheriff’s department spokeswoman said Woods’ representatives would address his injuries.

A call to Woods’ agent went to voicemail.

This story will be updated.

Category Latest Posts