US golf star Tiger Woods is in hospital after being reduce free from automotive crash, say authorities in California.
The car had rolled over within the accident and suffered main injury, mentioned Los Angeles County Sheriff”s Division.
Woods was taken to hospital with a number of leg accidents to endure surgical procedure, authorities and his supervisor mentioned. His situation is not but clear.
A press release by the sheriff’s division mentioned police had responded to a “single car roll-over visitors collision” at round 7.12 within the morning, figuring out a residential space close to the coast south of LA airport.
“The motive force and sole occupant was recognized as PGA golfer Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” the assertion mentioned. He was “extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by firefighters and paramedics” earlier than being taken to hospital by ambulance.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California the place he suffered a number of leg accidents,” his supervisor, Mark Steinberg, mentioned. He’s at the moment in surgical procedure and we thanks to your privateness and assist.”
A helicopter over the scene of Woods’ accident confirmed a automotive on its facet with the entrance finish closely broken. Air luggage seemed to be deployed. The wreckage seemed to be simply off the facet of a street on a hillside.
Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend because the host of a golf match, the place he offered the trophy. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement contract.
That is the third time Woods has been concerned in a automotive investigation. Probably the most infamous was in 2009, when his SUV ran over a hearth hydrant and hit a tree.
That occasion introduced revelations that he had been dishonest on his spouse with a number of ladies, which led to misplaced main company sponsorship. Woods went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and didn’t return to golf for 5 months.
In Could 2017, Florida police discovered him asleep behind the wheel of a automotive parked awkwardly on the facet of the street. He was arrested on a cost of driving underneath the affect and mentioned later he had an sudden response to prescription drugs his again ache.
The golfer later pleaded responsible to reckless driving and checked right into a clinic to get assist with prescription remedy and a sleep problem.