Here's breaking news on Tuesday afterrnoon that Tiger Woods was personally involved in a dramatic single-car accident near Ranchos Palos Verdes, California, in the Los Angeles area early in this morning.
Woods' agent Mark Steinberg confirmed the news with the following 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 several news sources including CBS which is quoted here in this report, here's what else we know about the injury at the moment.
- According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the crash took place a little after 7 a.m. PT, and it was a rollover accident down what appeared to be a mountainside.
- Woods was "traveling at a high rate of speed" and "lost control of the vehicle before crossing the center of the divider," according to The Los Angeles Times.
- Woods was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center by ambulance. While in the hospital, he was treated for "moderate to critical" injuries.
- Los Angeles Sheriffs Department Lt. Michael White told KCBS-TV in Los Angeles that the injuries are not life-threatening and that he believed Woods was conscious when removed from the SUV.
As more news rolls in, we'll try and update the situation and learn more about what happened.
UPDATE: Tiger Woods undergoes surgery after suffering ‘multiple leg injuries’ in California car crash (LINK)
Authorities say that his car, which was the only vehicle involved in the crash, rolled over and sustained “major damage” in the incident near Rolling Hills Estates at 7.12AM.
The sheriff’s department later confirmed that his injuries, which reportedly include a compound fracture and broken ankle in one leg, are non life-threatening.
A news helicopter showed the black SUV laying on its side with heavy damage sustained to the front end of the vehicle.
It appeared to have come fully off the road and was on a grassy hillside.
Police say that another car, not involved in the initial accident, stopped after the crash and was rear-ended.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods is “lucky to be alive” and will hold a press conference later in the day.