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Tiger Woods Suffers Injuries To Both Legs Following Single-Car Crash

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CBS4's Chris Martinez from outside the hospital where Woods underwent surgery.

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JIM BERRY: I'm Jim Berry. We're awaiting word on the condition of golfing great Tiger Woods, who was injured in a single car accident this morning in Southern California. CBS 4's Chris Martinez is live at Harbor UCLA Medical Center with the latest on Tiger's condition. And Chris, we understand that Tiger suffered serious injuries to both legs. What more can you tell us?

CHRIS MARTINEZ: Right, authorities at this point are telling us that they are confirming that he has injuries to both of his legs and that both injuries are severe. They have not spoken specifically about what those injuries are. There are reports that he suffered a shattered ankle in this crash. And we also know that he was rushed to this hospital for emergency surgery. But at this point in terms of specifics, there's very little we know other than he has sustained major injuries to both of his legs, Jim.

JIM BERRY: Chris, do we know what caused this accident?

CHRIS MARTINEZ: We don't. And that's something investigators are looking into right now. Authorities just held a press conference just moments ago. And they said that they are looking into if speed was a factor, if there was any impairment. They said at this point, there doesn't appear to be any signs of impairment as far as Tiger Woods is concerned. What we can tell you the people who live in that neighborhood, they call that area a danger zone.

They say it is a very steep and a very curvy road that he was on. A lot of people, they say, don't realize how fast they're going as they're sort of going downhill and that there are several crashes there a year, serious crashes there a year. In terms of exactly what happened with this crash, that's something they have not figured out just yet.

JIM BERRY: Well, Chris, as we know, Tiger's body has been through a lot. And we've heard some of his fellow PGA pros say that they just hope that he's going to be OK. And obviously at this point too soon to speculate whether or not he might play golf again. What are they saying?

CHRIS MARTINEZ: That's right. And as we know, Tiger just had a fifth back procedure here recently, in hopes of competing in the Masters Tournament in Georgia. Too soon to tell what this is going to mean for him. And until we know specifics, we really don't want to speculate on that. But we assume here in the next coming hours and days we're going to learn more about exactly what happened and what ramifications this can have on his career going forward.

JIM BERRY: Yeah. Chris Martinez, thanks for the update. Reporting from Southern California. Thank you so much.