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Golf star Tiger Woods in hospital after being cut free from car crash

February 23, 2021
Apr 14, 2019; Augusta, GA, USA; Tiger Woods smiles as he walks off the 8th tee during the final round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 14, 2019; Augusta, GA, USA; Tiger Woods smiles as he walks off the 8th tee during the final round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES — Golf legend Tiger Woods is in hospital after being cut free from car crash, say authorities in California.

The vehicle had rolled over in the accident and suffered major damage, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Woods was taken to hospital by ambulance. It is unclear at this stage the extent of his injuries.

A statement by the sheriff's department said police had responded to a "single vehicle roll-over traffic collision" at around 7.12 in the morning.

The driver, identified as PGA golfer Tiger Woods, was "extracted from the wreck with the 'jaws of life' by firefighters and paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance, the statement said.

A helicopter over the scene of Woods’ accident showed a car on its side with the front end heavily damaged. Air bags appeared to be deployed. The wreckage appeared to be just off the side of a road on a hillside.

Woods, whose first name is Eldrick, was the sole occupant of the vehicle, the sheriff’s department said. — Euronews


February 23, 2021
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