The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a statement with the details of the crash in the early afternoon.
Tiger Woods has been hospitalized after being involved in a roll-over car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
Woods was in Los Angeles to host the Genesis Invitational golf tournament held at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
"He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.” “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries,” his manager, Mark Steinberg, told the Associated Press.
Woods was the only person in the car, which flipped over and sustained "major damage," according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Firefighters and paramedics had to use the Jaws of Life to extract him from the vehicle, and he was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.
For the second incident, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving and attended a clinic to help with a sleep disorder and prescription medication.” /> In 2009, Woods' SUV ran over a fire hydrant and crashed into a tree, and in 2017, police found him asleep behind the wheel of a car improperly parked on the road.
No other cars or people were involved in the crash, which happened after 7 a.m. on the edge of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, a wealthy community in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Woods was driving northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road when his vehicle flipped and crashed.
"On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 a.m., LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. Mr. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage. The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods. 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," the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department tweeted in a statement.
The crash is being investigated by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Lomita Station.