Tiger Woods accident – Horror pics of wreck show rollover car crash that saw star rushed to hospital

HORROR pictures from the Tiger Woods crash scene show his smashed car after it flipped over.

The 45-year-old was rushed to surgery after being cut out of the wreck in California.

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Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries when his car flipped over this morning

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Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries when his car flipped over this morningCredit: TheImageDirect.com
Footage showed the flipped car was badly damaged

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Footage showed the flipped car was badly damagedCredit: AP:Associated Press
Fire crews had to lift him from the car before he was rushed to hospital

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Fire crews had to lift him from the car before he was rushed to hospitalCredit: EPA
The golfer's condition is believed to be non life threatening

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The golfer’s condition is believed to be non life threateningCredit: AP:Associated Press

The Los Angeles County Sheriffs department confirmed that Woods was the driver of a vehicle involved in a roll-over traffic collision just after 7am local time.

Fire crews had to lift him from the vehicle before Woods was rushed to hospital by paramedics.

According to the department, the vehicle, a Genesis GV80, sustained “major damage”.

Footage from the scene showed a car on its side with the front of the vehicle crushed.

It appeared to have crashed in a grassy area surrounded by trees, not on a road.

The crash happened in the Rancho Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles

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The crash happened in the Rancho Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Sheriffs department confirmed that Woods was the driver

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The Los Angeles County Sheriffs department confirmed that Woods was the driverCredit: LA County Sheriff
The star's agent, Mark Steinberg, said he suffered multiple leg injuries

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The star’s agent, Mark Steinberg, said he suffered multiple leg injuriesCredit: AP:Associated Press
It is the third time Woods has been involved in a car investigation

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It is the third time Woods has been involved in a car investigationCredit: Gene Blevins. 2020

The star’s agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement: “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries.

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“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”

According to LA sheriffs, Woods was conscious after the crash, which occurred shortly before 7.15am Tuesday, officials said.

A sobriety check was not done as there was no reason to do one, Fox News reports, and he had been driving down hill so speed could have been a factor.

It is believed his condition is not life-threatening.

This is the third time Woods has been involved in a car investigation.

The most notorious was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fire hydrant and hit a tree.

That was the start of shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife, whom he shares son Charlie Axel with, with multiple women.

Woods lost major corporate sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and did not return to golf for five months.

Debris from the vehicle is carried from the scene

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Debris from the vehicle is carried from the sceneCredit: EPA
Woods was the only person in the car at the time

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Woods was the only person in the car at the timeCredit: EPA
The vehicle sustained "major damage"
The vehicle sustained “major damage”
The golfer was in the area for a tournament

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The golfer was in the area for a tournamentCredit: AP:Associated Press

In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the side of the road.

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He was arrested on a DUI charge and said later he had an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine his back pain.

Woods later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.

Woods was in the area today for the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades before the incident happened.

Earlier this week, he posed for pictures with stars such as David Spade and Dwyane Wade.

He also made his first public appearance just days ago after undergoing back surgery.

Investigators prepare to remove Tiger Woods' severely damaged luxury SUV

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Investigators prepare to remove Tiger Woods’ severely damaged luxury SUVCredit: Splash News
According to LA sheriffs, Woods was conscious after the crash

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According to LA sheriffs, Woods was conscious after the crashCredit: AP:Associated Press
Police on the scene in the Rancho Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles

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Police on the scene in the Rancho Palos Verdes area of Los AngelesCredit: AP:Associated Press

Woods provided an update about his condition with CBS during the final round of the Genesis Invitational.

“I’m feeling fine, little bit stiff,” Woods said. “Have one more MRI scheduled to see if the annulus has scarred over finally, and then I can start doing more activities.

“Still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before you can start gravitating towards something a little more.”

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When asked what he has done golf-wise since undergoing the major surgery, Woods joked “I’ve lengthened my putter.”

“I don’t have to bend over as far. I’ve gone to the same length as my sand wedge.”

A law enforcement officer looks over the damaged vehicle

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A law enforcement officer looks over the damaged vehicleCredit: AP:Associated Press
Members of the media gather near the crash site

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Members of the media gather near the crash siteCredit: Reuters
Tiger Woods' badly damaged SUV gets towed after rollover crash

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Tiger Woods’ badly damaged SUV gets towed after rollover crashCredit: Splash News
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where Tiger Woods was reportedly taken to after his car crash

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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where Tiger Woods was reportedly taken to after his car crashCredit: Splash News
Tiger Woods car crash news conference from The Los Angeles Sheriff Department


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