Tiger Woods suffers injuries in a car accident

Tiger Woods suffers an accident in California. He was extricated from the wreck with jaws of life, a phrase used for hydraulic spreader cutters used in accidents

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24 February 2021: The Los Angeles police has reported an accident involving Tiger Woods on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes. The 15-time major winner was in California for work related to the Golf Channel, after hosting the Genesis Invitational last week. The vehicle was reported to have rolled over on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, with only Woods inside.

Mark Steinberg, the agent of Woods issued a brief statement informing that the golfer was taken into surgery to address leg injuries. 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.”

The police have informed that Woods was extricated from the vehicle and admitted to hospital. The vehicle is reported to have suffered ‘major damage.’ There is no information yet on the extent of injuries suffered by Woods.

A statement by the LA police said the accident occurred around 0700am on Tuesday. “On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM,  LASD responded to a single-vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes,” the police said in a statement. “The vehicle was travelling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.”

Justin Thomas was at a scheduled press conference at the WGC Workday Championship and was visibly moved when asked about the incident. “I’m sick to my stomach,” said an emotional Thomas, tears welling in his eyes as he spoke. “You know, it hurts to see one of your, now one of my closest friends get in an accident. Man, I just hope he’s all right. Just worry for his kids, you know. I’m sure they’re struggling.”
The incident could rule Woods out of the Masters in April, even though the nature of his injuries isn’t very clear. Woods was recuperating from a fifth surgery to his troublesome back and only recently stated that he expects to be back at Augusta this April. But the accident leaves those plans in disarray. With limited information, we can only hope that Woods receives treatment and returns home for a full and early recovery.