One of the greatest golfers in history, Tiger Woods, 45, suffered a serious car accident on the stretch between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, California (USA), on Tuesday (23). According to local police, the star was removed from the hardware by firefighters and sent to a hospital in Los Angeles, where he undergoes leg surgery.
The golfer’s car overturned at about 7am (local time). He was alone and was traveling to compete for a championship in California. The vehicle was destroyed, according to authorities, and the causes of the accident are still under investigation.
Firefighters and paramedics had to use instruments to remove it from the hardware. After that, Woods was taken to a hospital near the accident site to treat his injuries. The athlete’s agent, Mark Steinberg, told journalist Darren Rovell that the golfer suffered “multiple leg injuries” and confirmed that he is undergoing surgery.
“The vehicle was traveling north on Hawthorne Boulevard, on Blackhorse Road, when the accident occurred. The vehicle had major damage. The driver and only occupant was identified as the golfer Eldrick Tiger Woods. Mr. Woods was released from the hardware with the “jaws of life” by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, “the local police said in a statement.
Aerial images of the accident site show the car toppled and badly damaged about 30 meters from the highway. According to the Los Angeles Times, Woods was speeding and lost control of the vehicle, which would have been rotated a few times before rolling over.
It is not the first time that Tiger Woods has been in a car accident. The sportsman crashed his SUV in 2009 in Florida. In 2017, he was arrested when he was found by police officers passed out at the wheel. At the time, the toxicology report identified five drugs in his body, including powerful pain relievers. The American athlete was admitted to treat his addictions after this episode.
Woods is one of the biggest names in the history of world golf, with 15 titles of majors, the main championships of the sport, and boasts more than one hundred awards over more than 20 years of career. A controversial character, he is also known for his troubled life outside the camps, with controversies involving alcohol, drugs and women.
See the police statement and photos of the vehicle after the accident:
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