Golf legend Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car crash in Southern California on Tuesday, officials said.
Woods’ vehicle was heading north on Hawthorne Boulevard on Blackhorse Road, on the border of the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when it crashed and suffered “great damage,” a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. .
Woods is a driver and the only passenger in the vehicle, the statement said.
“Mr. Woods was retrieved from the wreckage with the jaws of life,”
He was rushed to a nearby hospital to treat complex fractures in at least one leg, law enforcement sources said.
Woods crashed his car just days after Thanksgiving 2009 in Florida. The incident inadvertently revealed a fierce marital dispute between him and his then wife Elin Nordegren.
Woods has not played in a tournament this year and is recovering from back surgery he underwent in December.
The 45-year-old golfer, who is based in Jupiter, Florida, was in Southern California this weekend for Genesis Invitational, which benefits his foundation.
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