Golf legend Tiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a California traffic accident, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and is reportedly undergoing surgery on his leg. Woods was involved in a “single vehicle rollover traffic collision” and has since been pulled from the accident and taken to a local hospital.
According to the statement, Woods was pulled from the vehicle with the “jaws of life,” the tool used to cut metal in such emergencies. At an afternoon news conference, officials said there was no immediate indication that Woods was incapacitated while driving. Woods’ vehicle “sustained significant damage” from aerial images captured by a local ABC affiliate. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, provided a statement to Golf Digest shortly after the accident: “Tiger Woods was in a car accident this morning in California, where he sustained multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we appreciate his privacy and support. “Police and firefighters at the press conference confirmed that both of Woods ‘legs were seriously injured. Authorities said Woods’ truck was apparently a loan from a tournament The golf course he participated in last weekend, ran over a median and crossed two lanes of traffic before rolling over several times, his vehicle being the only one involved in the accident.