Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital in the US after being involved in a car crash. The 45-year-old golfer was extricated by emergency responders and was then taken to a local hospital for treatment. But how exactly did Tiger Woods crash?
Tiger Woods is currently receiving treatment after being involved in a car crash in Los Angeles.
The incident took place on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday morning.
The vehicle sustained major damage and Mr Woods was extricated from the wreck with the “jaws of life” by firefighters and paramedics.
Police responded to a call for the traffic incident at approximately 7.12am local time.
Mr Woods was then transported to a local hospital by ambulance, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
The police department has said a traffic investigation was being conducted.
LA County Sheriff’s Department said: “The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods.
“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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Mr Woods suffered serious leg injuries when his car hit a kerb and then a tree before rolling several times on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
No other cars were involved in the incident.
Speaking of the incident, Carlos Gonzalez, a deputy from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told NBC News: “He didn’t mention anything.
“I don’t think he was aware of how gravely he was injured at the time.
“It could be a mixture of adrenaline. It could have been shock.
“Again, it was very quick – the moment I arrived from the moment he rolled over – so I don’t know if he had time to fully assess his injuries.”
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Who is Tiger Woods?
Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer.
He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men’s major championships, and holds numerous golf records.
The 45-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most famous athletes of all time.
Mr Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.
He has held numerous golf records including being the number one player in the world for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any golfer in history.
He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record 11 times and has won the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times.
The golfer’s career has been marked by a number of personal issues and injuries.
Mr Woods took a self-imposed hiatus from professional golf from December 2009 to early April 2010 in an attempt to resolve marital issues with his wife at the time, Elin.
He suffered injuries which led him to undergo four back surgeries between 2014 and 2017.
The golfing superstar competed in only one tournament between August 2015 and January 2018, and he dropped off the list of the world’s top 1,000 golfers.
But he returned to regular competition in September 2018 and won his first major in 11 years at the 2019 Masters.