Golfer Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a single-car overturning accident in the Los Angeles area Tuesday morning, According to the Los Angeles County Police Department.
Although he was unable to confirm Woods’ identity, county fire department spokesman Christopher Thomas Accident victim injuries have been classified to USA TODAY Sports Dangerous but not life threatening.
Woods was the only person in the car. His longtime agent, Mark Steinberg, said the golfer had “multiple leg injuries”.
“He is currently undergoing surgery,” said Steinberg, Tuesday afternoon. “We thank you for your privacy and support.”
USA TODAY compiled the site and potential pathway of Woods’ crash by examining police reports, newscasts, social media posts, and satellite images.
Tiger Woods crash site and track through Los Angeles
The accident happened early Tuesday morning, shortly after 7 a.m. PST in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, at the border of Rolling Hills Estates, according to authorities.
Residents of the area told USA TODAY Sports that car accidents are frequent along Hawthorne Street. There is nearly 100 yards into where sand has been laid for cars and trucks gaining great speed.
“There are accidents all the time,” said 43-year-old Cheryl Armanti.
Videos and photos indicate that the car may have crossed average as it drove north on Hawthorne Street, hitting a sign for Rolling Hills Estates.
The car then got off the road, and I took a break between Hawthorne and the homes on Rockbluff Drive.
What car was Tiger Woods driving?
The sheriff administration said the car, the 2021 Hyundai Genesis GV80, was “severely damaged”.
Are life jaws used?
The sheriff’s administration said in a statement that Woods was “emerged from the wreckage with the jaws of life” by county firefighters and paramedics before being taken to hospital.
Later, Thomas Fire Department spokesman, She told USA TODAY Sports He said that the fire department arrived at the scene just before 7:30 a.m., the paramedics removed the windshield of the car, and pulled out the vehicle’s only occupant – Woods – who had been taken to a local hospital.
While the Police Department initially said the authorities needed to use “life’s jaws” to get Woods out of the car, Thomas said the tool was not necessary.
“The jaws of life were there,” he explained, “but what they did was they broke the windshield.”
Contributing: Jim Sergent, Javier Zarasina, Janet Laurek, Karina Zates, Tom Shad, Steve Demiglio, Josh Peter, Mike Freeman, and Sean Sullivan
Accidents are not uncommon at the Tiger Woods crash site
What I’m hearing: USA TODAY Sports’ Josh Peter spoke to witnesses at the Tiger Woods crash site early in the morning and explained that accidents are very common along this stretch of road.
What I’m hearing, USA today