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Tiger Woods suffers ‘multiple’ injuries in car crash

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Golf legend Tiger Woods was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after suffering multiple injuries when his car went off a road and rolled down a steep hillside.

Woods was the only person in the car and no other cars or people were involved in the crash.

Los Angeles County Sheriff, Alex Villenueva:

"We arrived at the scene at 7:18 am, and discovered the solo vehicle collision, and the sole occupant was again Tiger Woods. And deputies at the time they did not see any evidence of impairment, anything of concern. Obviously there were life threatening measures that had to be taken."

The 45 year-old was driving near Los Angeles when his vehicle flipped and crashed.

Woods' injuries were not believed to be life threatening according to ESPN, citing police sources.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to a roll-over traffic collision at approximately 7:12 a.m. local time and said a traffic investigation was being conducted.

In a statement to Golf Digest journalist Daniel Rapaport, Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg said the golf star “suffered multiple leg injuries.”

Woods, whose career has been hampered in recent years by back injuries, hosted the PGA tour's annual Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club over the weekend, but did not compete.

He underwent his fifth back surgery in December.

Woods held the top spot in professional golf's world rankings for a record total of 683 weeks, winning 14 major championship titles between 1997 and 2008.

After a series of injuries and personal issues at times derailed his career, Woods claimed his 15th major title at the Masters in 2019.

Video Transcript

- Golf legend Tiger Woods was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after suffering multiple injuries when his car went off the road and rolled down a steep hillside. Woods was the only person in the car and no other cars or people were involved in the crash. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva--

ALEX VILLANUEVA: We arrived on scene at 7:18 AM, and discovered a solo vehicle collision, and the sole occupant was again Tiger Woods. And deputies at the time they did not see any evidence of impairment. anything of concern. Obviously, the life threatening measures that had to be taken--

- The 45-year-old was driving near Los Angeles when his vehicle flipped and crashed. Woods's injuries were not believed to be life threatening according to ESPN, citing police sources. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to a roll-over traffic collision at approximately 7:12 AM local time and said a traffic investigation was being conducted. In a statement to Golf Digest journalist Daniel Rapoport, Woods's agent, Mark Steinberg, said the golf star, quote, "suffered multiple leg injuries." Woods, whose career has been hampered in recent years by back injuries, hosted the PGA Tour's annual Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club over the weekend, but did not compete.

He underwent his fifth back surgery in December. Woods held the top spot in professional golf's world rankings for a record 683 weeks, winning 14 major championship titles between 1997 and 2008. After a series of injuries and personal issues at times derailed his career, Woods claimed his 15th major title at the Masters in 2019.