Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery after suffering multiple broken bones and internal injuries in a rollover car crash Tuesday morning.
More details are emerge about the accident around 7:13 a.m. near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Fox News reported.
Emergency responders used the jaws of life to extricate Woods from the SUV wreckage. Woods was a sole occupant in the SUV.
“The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage,” officials said. “The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”
Helicopter news footage from ABC7 shows the wrecked SUV left the road, rolled over, and came to rest on its side.
Woods, who is recovering from recent back surgery, previously admitted to an addiction to opioid narcotics as a result of back surgeries over the years.
He was arrested in 2017 after falling asleep behind the wheel of his car near his Jupiter Island, Florida, mansion at about 3:00 am. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The 45-year-old father-of-two agreed to take part in a first-time DUI offender program, which he completed.
He received a year of probation, was fined $250, and ordered to undergo 50 hours of community service along with regular drug tests. He was not allowed to drink alcohol during the probation period.
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg released a statement following Tuesday’s crash.
“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,” Steinberg said.