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Tiger Woods was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, released a statement in the afternoon saying that Woods suffered multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery.

TMZ Sports obtained the dispatch audio for Woods’ crash, and they realized right away that someone was trapped inside.

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EMS workers called for surrounding roads to be blocked off due to the severity of the crash.

Woods was the sole occupant in the crash near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Officials said the crash occurred at around 7:12 a.m. and the vehicle sustained "major damage."

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"The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage," officials 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."

It is unclear what caused the accident. Police said that they were investigating.

Officials later said that the "jaws of life" were not used.

Woods underwent a fifth back surgery on Dec. 23, and the first since a procedure to fuse his lower spine back in April 2017. On Sunday, he couldn't say whether or not he would be at The Masters.

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"God, I hope so," Woods on the CBS broadcast of the Genesis Invitational.

"I'm feeling fine," Woods said. "I'm a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled so that we'll see if the annulus [fibrosis] is scarred over finally and see if I can start doing more activities. But still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before I can start gravitating towards something a little more."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Two days after seriously injuring his leg in a single-car crash near Los Angeles that required emergency surgery, Tiger Woods was moved from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 

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Dr. Anish Mahajan, interim CEO and chief medical officer of Harbor-UCLA, announced Thursday night that Woods had been transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center "for continuing orthopedic care and recovery." 

© Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports Tiger Woods has been transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to continue his recovery from his single-car crash on Feb. 23.

Woods suffered a comminuted open fracture in his right leg during the single-vehicle, rollover crash that required emergency orthopedic surgery Tuesday. 

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Here is the latest on what we know about the details of Woods' crash and the injuries he suffered. 

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Tiger Woods was headed to meet with NFL QBs

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that on the day of the crash, Woods was headed to Rolling Hills Country Club for a video shoot with NFL QBs Drew Brees and Justin Herbert.   

The day before he'd spent a similar day with actor David Spade and NBA legend Dwyane Wade. 

Tiger's injuries are mounting 

Woods, 45, will have a lengthy recovery process ahead of him before reacclimating to everyday life, let alone playing professional golf. 

Woods' fractures from the crash are on the upper and lower parts of both the fibula and tibia, which was inserted with a rod to stabilize the area. Screws and pins were used to treat other injuries in the ankle and foot, while doctors sliced muscle in the area to relieve pressure and swelling in the area (a safeguard against infection). 

Since 2008, Woods has endured a series of injuries all over his body (knee, shoulder, neck) on top of five back surgeries. 

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The crash took place while Woods drove north on Hawthorne Boulevard near the border of Rolling Hills and Rancho Palos Verdes — two peninsular cities less than 15 miles west of Long Beach in Los Angeles County —  slightly before 7:12 a.m. Tuesday. 

The area is one of increased accident frequency, given the slope and curves on the road. Although the speed limit is 45 mph, the road moves downhill quickly. 

Woods' vehicle crossed the center median and the opposing traffic lane before rolling over several times and coming to a stop. 

Tiger Woods was not impaired, LA County Sheriff says 

Neither Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva or responding officer Carlos Gonzalez said it appeared Woods was not impaired or under the influence at the time of the crash. 

"He was not drunk," Villanueva said. "We can throw that one out.

"This is an accident, not a crime." 

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