Tiger Woods crash – Star in surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries when vehicle rolled over in LA crash
TIGER Woods is in surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries when his car rolled over in a horror crash this morning.
The 45-year-old had to be lifted from the vehicle with the 'jaws of life' before being transferred to hospital by paramedics.
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Woods was the driver of a vehicle involved in a roll-over traffic collision just after 7am local time.
According to a 911 dispatch call, obtained by The Sun, Woods was trapped in the vehicle which was "off the side of the road."
Footage from the scene showed a Bentley on it's side with the front of the vehicle crushed.
It appeared to have crashed in a grassy area, not on a road and , according to KABC, the air bags appeared to be deployed.
The department added that the vehicle sustained "major damage."
The star's agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement: "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."
A LA County Sheriff County Sheriff's Department spokesperson told TMZ that they do not believe alcohol was involved.
This is the third time Woods has been involved in a car investigation.
The most notorious was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fire hydrant and hit a tree.
That was the start of shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife with multiple women.
Woods lost major corporate sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and did not return to golf for five months.
In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a car 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 his back pain.
Woods later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.
Woods was in the area for the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades before the incident happened.
Earlier on this week, he posed for pictures with stars such as David Spade and Dwyane Wade.
He also made his first public appearance just days ago after undergoing back surgery.
Woods provided an update about his condition with CBS during the final round of the Genesis Invitational.
"I'm feeling fine, little bit stiff," Woods said. "Have one more MRI scheduled to see if the annulus has scarred over finally, and then I can start doing more activities.
"Still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before you can start gravitating towards something a little more."
When being asked what he has done golf-wise since undergoing the major surgery, Woods joked "I've lengthened my putter."
"I don't have to bend over as far. I've gone to the same length as my sand wedge."
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