Feb 23, 2021
Tiger Woods accident – Shock 911 audio reveals moment cops were alerted to star’s crash before he was cut out
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THIS is the 911 dispatch call which alerted cops to Tiger Woods' car crash that left him hospitalized.
The 45-year-old flipped his vehicle on a hillside in Los Angeles this morning.
Follow our Tiger Woods live blog for all the latest news and stories...12Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries when his car flipped over this morningCredit: AP:Associated Press Footage showed the flipped car was badly damaged 12The golfer's condition is currently unknownCredit: AP:Associated Press
The caller raised the alarm saying there had been a "traffic collision" and "a person is trapped".
They then said: "Sheriff on scene. Vehicle off the side of the road."
The dispatch call came in around 7.26am PST today.
The Los Angeles County Sheriffs department confirmed that Woods was the driver of the vehicle involved in the roll-over traffic collision.
Fire crews had to lift him from the car before paramedics rushed him to hospital.
According to the department, the vehicle, a Genesis GV80, sustained "major damage".
Footage from the scene showed the car on its side with the front of the vehicle crushed.
It appeared to have crashed in a grassy area surrounded by trees, off the main road.12He was driving a Genesis GV80Credit: Fox News 12The Los Angeles County Sheriffs department confirmed that Woods was the driverCredit: LA County Sheriff 12The golf star was rushed to hospital
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."
According to LA sheriffs, Woods was conscious after the crash, which occurred shortly before 7.15am Tuesday, officials said.
A sobriety check was not done as there was no reason to do one, Fox News reports, and he had been driving down hill so speed could have been a factor.
It is believed his condition is not life-threatening.
Woods was in the area today for the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades before the incident happened.Woods was the only person in the car at the time 12The vehicle sustained "major damage" 12The golfer was in the area for a tournamentCredit: AP:Associated Press
Earlier 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."12Police on the scene in the Rancho Palos Verdes section of Los AngelesCredit: AP:Associated Press 12An aerial view of the crash scene where the car rolled overCredit: Fox News 12Members of the media gather near the scene in Los AngelesCredit: Reuters
When asked what he has done golf-wise since undergoing the major surgery, Woods joked "I've lengthened my putter."
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Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries following car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes area
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (KABC) -- Tiger Woods suffered multiple leg injuries and was undergoing surgery following a vehicle rollover crash in the Rancho Palos Verdes area early Tuesday, his manager confirmed.
The crash happened on the border of Rolling Hills Estates around 7:12 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Details about what led up the crash were not released, but authorities say the car was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard when it crashed at Blackhorse Road.
No other cars were involved in the wreck that injured Woods. The golf star was the only person in the car, which sustained major damage, and was extricated from the wreck by L.A. County firefighters and paramedics. He was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.
While the cause of the accident is being investigated, the sheriff's department said there was no obvious indication of a DUI. Among the other factors that will be investigated are speed and possible distractions such as cellphone usage but it was too early at this point to determine if either of those were issues, officials said.
The stretch of roadway where the crash occurred is described as a common accident scene, with cars often speeding and losing control on the downhill slope.
The sheriff's deputy who was first on scene Tuesday morning said he has responded to many crashes in that area, including some that were fatal. The speed limit is 45 mph, but he said he has clocked other vehicles going 80.
Deputy Carlos Gonzalez said he arrived on scene and found Woods trapped in the driver's seat. He seemed "calm and lucid" despite his substantial injuries.
"I asked him what his name was. He told me his name was Tiger and that moment I immediately recognized him," Gonzalez said.
Woods was wearing his seatbelt and the airbag had deployed.
While the exterior of the vehicle was significantly damaged, the interior remained mostly intact.
"That gave him the cushion to survive what otherwise would've been a fatal crash," county fire chief Daryl Osby said.
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AIR7 HD was over the scene of the accident, showing the car on its side with the front end heavily damaged. Air bags appeared to be deployed, and luggage was also seen nearby.
The wreckage appeared to be just off the side of a road on a hillside. There was a second crash when a vehicle that had apparently stopped to help Woods got hit, said Christopher Thomas, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. That wreck was very minor, and no one was hurt.
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According to Capt. James Power from the sheriff's department, the jaws of life were not used to rescue Woods, as previously reported. First responders used tools to open the windshield, officials said.
The crash was reported by a neighbor at 7:12 a.m. Sheriff's deputies were on the scene by 7:18 a.m. and firefighters were called in at 7:22 a.m. and arrived at 7:28 a.m.
Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, where he presented the trophy. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement contract. One tweet on Monday showed him in a cart smiling with David Spade.
The vehicle Woods was driving was a silver Hyundai Genesis SUV with a logo of the Genesis Invitational on the side. Woods was photographed in a similar vehicle, if not the same one, two days earlier, in a photo posted to Instagram by Genesis USA.
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According to Golf Digest, also owned by Discovery, the TV shoot was for on-course lessons to celebrities, such as Spade and retired basketball star Dwyane Wade. He did not play.
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The 15-time major champion last played Dec. 20 in the PNC Championship with his 11-year-old son, Charlie. He had a fifth surgery on his back, a microdiscectomy, two days before Christmas and gave no indication when he would return. The Masters is April 8-11 and when asked if he would be there, Woods replied, "God, I hope so."
3rd car investigation for Tiger Woods
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 near his home in Florida. That was the start of shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife with multiple women. Woods lost major corporate sponsorships, 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 for 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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.