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Tiger Woods Transported To Hospital Following Rollover Car Crash With 'Major Damage,' Was Extracted By 'Jaws Of Life'

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Source: MEGA

Feb. 23 2021, Updated 4:52 p.m. ET

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Tiger Woods has been involved in a vehicle crash in Southern California on Tuesday, February 23, causing serious injuries, officials said.

"On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. "The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage."

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The Sheriff's Department said that the golf legend was the sole occupant of the vehicle and he had to be extricated from the vehicle using the "jaws of life" tool by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics. He was then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.

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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.

At the hospital, he was rushed into surgery where he was treated for compound fractures in at least one leg, law enforcement sources said. The surgery was for non life-threatening injuries, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said, according to the Daily Mail.

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“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement. He also confirmed his client suffered “multiple” leg injuries. 

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The 45-year-old was in Southern California for a two-day content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV after serving as host for the PGA Tour's Genesis Invitational over the weekend. Pictures surfaced on social media of Woods smiling with celebs like Dwayne Wade and David Spade at Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday.

This story developing and will be updated as news breaks...

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