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Tiger Woods Hospitalized After Rollover Crash In Los Angeles County

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Golf superstar Tiger Woods suffered serious leg injuries when his vehicle rolled over in Los Angeles on Tuesday; CBS2's Otis Livingston reports.

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KRISTINE JOHNSON: Now we begin with breaking news happening in Los Angeles tonight where golf superstar Tiger Woods has been hurt in an accident.

MAURICE DUBOIS: And we have learned he suffered serious leg injuries when his vehicle rolled over. Here's a live look right now at the scene where crews are working to move the SUV after it tumbled down a hill there off the road. CBS2's Otis Livingston here now with the details. Otis?

OTIS LIVINGSTON: Yeah, Kristine and Maurice, that is encouraging news, though. Tiger Woods suffered non-life threatening injuries, which is a pleasant surprise when you consider the condition of that crushed SUV near Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

- The people ran off the road between PV Drive North and Blackhorse.

OTIS LIVINGSTON: The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says emergency personnel responded to a rollover crash at approximately 7:12 AM local time in California and extricated Woods from his vehicle. As you can see, the car sustained major damage. According to his agent Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods was in a single car accident this morning in California, where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery, and we thank you for your privacy and support.

The 45-year-old Woods was the only person in the vehicle. Airbags appeared to be deployed, but the wreckage appeared to be just off the side of a road on a hillside. Tiger, who's recorded 82 PGA TOUR wins, was in California to attend but not play in the Genesis Invitational, which wrapped up over the weekend in the Pacific Palisades. This was Tiger yesterday on the course, with former NBA star Dwayne Wade.

DWAYNE WADE: I say the GOAT. He's not comfortable with it, but an opportunity to come out here with this guy right here, man. Got Tiger, thank you for teaching me something.

OTIS LIVINGSTON: Tiger had been on a two day content tour with Golf Digest Golf TV, the magazine said. He was interviewed by Jim Nantz over the weekend and was asked how he was feeling after back surgery.

JIM NANTZ: Everybody wants to know how you're feeling, what you're doing since you've come off your fifth back operation. You feeling all right?

TIGER WOODS: I'm feeling fine. I'm feeling fine. I'm a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled, so that we'll see if the annulus is scarred over, finally, and then I can start doing more, more activities, but still in the gym. Still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab.

OTIS LIVINGSTON: Golf, of course, secondary right now to Tiger Woods' condition. Now, according to someone who wished to remain anonymous, Tiger was driving at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle, and rolled multiple times before coming to a halt. We, of course, are following this story, and we'll have the latest as details come in, so we'll see you at 6:00 o'clock. Maurice, back to you.

MAURICE DUBOIS: OK, Otis. Thank you so much, and sadly, this is not the first time Tiger Woods has made headlines for a car accident. In 2009, he drove his SUV into a tree during the Thanksgiving holiday. Allegations of extramarital affairs soon followed that crash. Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren divorced in 2010. And keep it here for continuing coverage of the Tiger Woods crash. We'll bring you the very latest throughout the broadcast and on CBSNewYork.com.