Feb 23, 2021
Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries following car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes area
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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.
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.
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