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Tiger Woods suffered “multiple leg injuries” following an ugly single-car crash in Los Angeles.
The superstar golfer veered off the road while driving an SUV in Ranchos Palos Verdes early Tuesday morning. First responders pulled Woods from the vehicle after it tumbled down a grassy hill and rolled over multiple times. Though photos of the wreckage are jarring, Woods’ injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Woods underwent surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The full extent of the damage to his already-compromised body is still unknown.
Woods has been involved in multiple high-profile car incidents. One case was attributed to Woods’ use of painkillers during recovery from the many back surgeries he underwent throughout his career. However, officials are not investigating Woods for driving under the influence leading up to the most recent accident as there was “no evidence of impairment,” per the LA County Sheriff.
Instead, locals say that the road where he crashed is notoriously hazardous.
“You can definitely pick up a lot of speed in coming down here,” one local, Ryan Alamento, told FOX 11 Los Angeles. “If you’re not familiar with the roads, it definitely becomes a hazard.”
Police sources told ESPN’s Michael Eaves that Woods was thought to be driving at high speeds before losing control of the vehicle. The Times reported the same and noted that police are investigating whether another car was involved in the lead-up to the accident.
Overhead imagery of the scene appears to show that Woods drove his car over a median and crossed into the wrong lane before rolling off the asphalt and through the brush. Although the Los Angeles Times reports that the speed limit on that stretch of winding road is just 45 MPH, fellow local Paul Tin said many people mindlessly go much faster.
“You can easily — without even noticing — go 60 [MPH] down this road,” Tin said. “People die on these roads… Every once in a while, you see big accidents around here.”
Check out FOX 11 Los Angeles’ conversation with locals about the road where Woods crashed below:
Fans describe the hilly terrain where the car crash involving Tiger Woods occurred this morning.
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) February 23, 2021