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Tiger Woods seriously injured in crash on steep LA-area road

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say Tiger Woods was seriously injured when his SUV crashed into a median and rolled over several times on a steep road in suburban Los Angeles. His agent said the golf superstar underwent leg surgery Tuesday. ESPN and the Los Angeles Times reported that Woods had a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, citing unnamed sources. At a news conference, the Los Angeles County police chief and fire chief said Woods was alert and able to communicate as firefighters pried open the front windshield to get him out. They say there wasn’t evidence that Woods was impaired. The crash happened on a sweeping, downhill stretch of road.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say there’s no immediate evidence that Tiger Woods was impaired in a car crash that seriously injured both of the golfer’s legs.

At a news conference, the police chief and fire chief of Los Angeles County didn’t answer follow-up questions on how they know he wasn’t impaired or how fast he was driving.

Weather was not a factor in the crash.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Fire Chief Daryl Osby say Woods was conscious and able to communicate when authorities arrived to pry him from an SUV after a rollover crash Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — (4:45 P.M.) Authorities say Tiger Woods has been seriously injured after his SUV rolled over and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Woods was alone in the vehicle and no other cars were involved Tuesday.

His agent says Woods is undergoing leg surgery.

Authorities say the golf superstar had to be pulled out through the front windshield.

Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera.

The cause of the wreck wasn’t clear. A councilwoman in the area says the road is steep and it’s easy to pick up speed.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities and Tiger Woods’ manager say the golf star has suffered leg injuries in a vehicle rollover in suburban Los Angeles and is undergoing surgery.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Woods was alone in the vehicle and had to be extricated from it Tuesday.

No other cars were involved in the wreck that injured the golfer.

An ambulance took to a hospital and his condition isn’t clear.

Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities and Tiger Woods' manager say the golf star has suffered leg injuries in a vehicle rollover in the Los Angeles area and is undergoing surgery.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Woods had to be extricated from the vehicle Tuesday with the so-called jaws of life tools.

No other cars were involved in the wreck that injured the golfer.

Woods was taken to the hospital and his condition isn't clear.

The vehicle sustained major damage.


LOS ANGELES (WXOW) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office says golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a rollover collision Tuesday morning.

They released a statement on Twitter.

It said that responders had to use the Jaws of Life to remove Woods from the vehicle.

This is a developing story which will be updated as new information becomes available.

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