Tiger Woods injured in California car crash



Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries, said his manager, Mark Steinberg.

The golf superstar had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent said he was undergoing leg surgery.

"Woods was alone in the SUV when it crashed shortly before 7:15 am on Tuesday, and no other cars were involved," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

"He was alert as firefighters pried open the front windshield to get him out, said Christopher Thomas," a spokesman for the county Fire Department.

Images showed the SUV on its side, with its front end heavily damaged, just off the side of a road near a hillside. An ambulance took the 45-year-old to a hospital.

The cause of the wreck wasn't clear.


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Barbara Ferraro, a councilwoman in the community of Rancho Palos Verdes, said the road where Woods crashed is not winding like other stretches but it's steep and not far from a gravel runaway truck lane that was ahead before the next traffic light.

It's easy to pick up speed, Ferraro said. Even if you're not speeding, unless you're putting on the brakes, you'll pick up speed.

Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, where he presented the trophy on Sunday.

He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement. (PTI)

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