Golfer Tiger Woods sustains multiple leg injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles
Robie de Guzman • February 24, 2021 • 657
Golfer Tiger Woods was brought to a hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday after suffering multiple leg injuries when he figured in a car crash, local authorities said.
In a statement, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Woods, 45, was the single occupant of a sport utility vehicle when it went off a road and rolled down a steep hillside at about 7:12 a.m.
The car crash occurred near the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, it added.
The incident required the “jaws of life,” which refers to tools used to pry open vehicles involved in accidents, to extricate Woods.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was conscious during the extrication and that his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.
Woods is currently in surgery, according to his agent, Mark Steinberg.
Woods is considered one of the greatest athletes in golf history, winning 15 major championship titles since 1997.
Actor Kevin Hart suffered major injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles early on Sunday morning (September 1), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said.
Hart, 40, was being driven in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda shortly after midnight on Mulholland Highway when the driver lost control of the car and it tumbled down an embankment, the CHP said in a statement.
CHP did not elaborate on the nature of Hart’s injuries, but TMZ reported that he injured his back.
The driver, Jared Black, also suffered major injuries in the accident, the CHP said. He was not under the influence of alcohol at the time, the CHP added.
Hart, who is known for his stand-up comedy and comic roles in movies including “Ride Along,” was able to leave the scene of the crash with a second passenger, who was not badly hurt, and head to his home nearby to get medical attention, the CHP said.
Hart was eventually taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center and the driver was taken to another hospital. (Production: Kia Johnson)
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