Tiger Woods suffers ‘multiple leg injuries’ in Los Angeles car crash

Tiger Woods suffers 'multiple leg injuries' in Los Angeles car crash
Tiger Woods pictured at his last tournament, the PNC Championship in December. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Golfer Tiger Woods was having surgery after suffering “multiple leg injuries” in a car crash in Los Angeles, California.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department said that they “responded to a single-vehicle rollover” accident in which the “vehicle sustained major damage”.

The 15-time golf major champion had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics.

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva later said that the 45-year-old Golfer “was alive and conscious” at the scene of the crash.

“There was no evidence of impairment”, she added.

Mr Woods was taken by ambulance to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

The Golfer’s agent Mark Steinberg confirmed that he was having surgery on Tuesday and the detail about his injuries.

Tiger Woods was at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles at the weekend as host of the Genesis Invitational tournament.

Villanueva said the car hit a kerb, a tree and rolled over several times.

He added: “We’ve been in touch with his manager and they do not want me to say anything on his condition. All we know is that it is a serious condition as a result of the accident.”

The front end of the car was totally destroyed, the bumpers – everything was destroyed and airbags were deployed.

“Thankfully, the interior was more or less intact, which kind of gave him the cushion to survive what otherwise would have been a fatal crash,” he said.

Mr Woods was wearing his seatbelt during the accident and was “still calm and lucid” when he told him his name.

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