Tiger Woods Crash Updates: Newest information, particulars on golfer after ‘critical’ automotive accident in Los Angeles
According to LA law enforcement agencies, Tiger Woods was injured in a single vehicle rollover in Los Angeles.
Woods was injured in a car crash just after 10 a.m. ET Tuesday that resulted in firefighters using the jaws of life to pull him out of the vehicle, according to the LA Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles Times reported that he was transported by ambulance from the crash site to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
MSNBC reports that the cause of the crash is currently being investigated.
Woods had been in the Los Angeles area hosting the Genesis Invitational Golf Event. The car he drove – supposedly a Genesis GV80 SUV – was made available to him by the tournament. He had been in the Los Angeles area for an extra few days on a Golf Digest shoot with former NBA star Dwyane Wade and actor and comedian David Spade.
Woods, 45, recently received his fifth back surgery after playing at the Masters in November. He wanted to return to Augusta for the Masters in April, CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz said over the weekend.
Here’s the latest on the Woods crash:
Tiger Woods crash updates
All times east
5:12 pm: Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells the Los Angeles Times that Woods is “lucky enough to be alive”.
5:07 pm: The Athletic’s Kavitha Davidson reports that it didn’t take a Jaw of Life to get Woods out of his car:
The LA Fire Department captain makes it clear that the jaws of life were NOT needed to get tigers out of auto hand tools
– Kavitha A. Davidson (@kavithadavidson) February 23, 2021
5:02 pm: The Golf Channel reports that Woods was alert to the scene of the crash and responding to first responders.
4:18 pm: CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that the jaws of life may not have been used to remove Woods from the car and that he was pulled off the car’s windshield instead.
4:01 pm: CNN’s Kyung Lah reports that Woods is currently in serious condition at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
3:51 pm: ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that doctors in LA are more concerned with the severity of his leg injuries than with surgery on his medically repaired back.
3:50 pm: According to Lt. Michael White of the LA County Sheriff’s Office, Woods’ injuries are not considered life threatening.
3:28 pm: The Los Angeles Times reports that Woods is believed to be traveling at a “high speed” prior to crossing a bulkhead, causing the vehicle to tip over several times before it came to a stop, according to police officers. The road being traveled is considered to be winding and steep.
2:57 pm: According to Henry Narvez, Los Angeles County Information Officer, Woods suffered moderate to critical injuries.
Tiger Woods suffered moderate to critical injuries after being pulled from his car after an accident at Rancho Palos Verdes, according to Henry Narvez, Los Angeles County PIO.
– Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) February 23, 2021
2:48 pm: According to Daniel Rapaport of Golf Digest, Woods has suffered multiple leg injuries and is currently undergoing surgery.
The story has been updated with the statement from Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg:
“Tiger Woods was in a multi-legged car accident in California this morning. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and assistance.” Https://t.co/z7kdbXOmLZ
– Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) February 23, 2021
2:45 pm: Pictures of the car that Woods allegedly drove have surfaced:
2:37 pm: There is currently no official word on Woods’ injuries. The wreck is referred to as the “Major”. The LA County Sheriff’s Department stated that Woods had to be removed from the wreck with the jaws of life. The collision occurred early Tuesday on the west coast.
The story was originally broken by Steven Gregory, an IHeartRadio correspondent.
Woods was videotaped with former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade prior to the accident. The video was posted to Wade’s Instagram account, although the timeline for the video suggests it was from Monday. Woods was also videotaped with actor and comedian David Spade.
Woods had his fifth back surgery in December and was rehabilitating the injury to get back on track.
This story will be updated.