A video was released of the Tiger Woods’ car crash which showed his SUV in pieces after he was extricated with the jaws of life Tuesday, February 23.
Mr Woods was extracted with the “jaws of life” by Los Angeles firefighters before paramedics transported him to hospital to be treated for his injuries
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 23, 2021
Woods was the driver and only occupant when his car flipped. Officials have not said how severe the PGA golfer’s injuries were, saying only that he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Woods’ agents told ESPN he was in surgery for “multiple leg injuries.”
NBC News shared footage from a helicopter of Woods’ SUV in the aftermath of the crash.
“Looking at the video from the helicopters above, you get a sense of just how violent this crash was,” says NBC’s Gadi Schwartz.
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— Devi Rhamesz (@ChrliesWarchest) February 23, 2021
The footage of the wreckage made it clear why it was necessary to extricates Woods, he said.
“It appears as though the entire engine of the front of that SUV has been almost sheered off,” he adds.
He said the debris field reveals some of the details of the crash and how it happened, although authorities have not confirmed that information. Schwartz said it appeared as though Woods was travelling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard near Blackhorse road and crossed southbound, crashed through a sign in the median “and ended up quite a ways away, facing the opposite direction up on that embankment.” He said it appeared all the airbags were deployed.
Sky News also shared video footage from the scene of the scene of the Tiger Woods’ crash, which captured images of the “major damage” to Woods’ SUV and the road on which he crashed. The video shows a smashed windshield and the SUV in multiple pieces after Woods was extricated from the vehicle.
– Tiger Woods hospitalized after being injured in single-vehicle rollover car crash: sheriff.
– In surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries: agent.
– Took six minutes from time of the accident for officials to arrive on the scene. https://t.co/TDscJ1Ebp7 pic.twitter.com/frOscdnlor
— ABC News (@ABC) February 23, 2021
It happened on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes a little after 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, February 23. LASD confirmed it was Woods involved in the crash early Tuesday afternoon.
“Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital after being injured in a car crash in Los Angeles,” Sky News wrote on Twitter. “LA County Sheriff’s Department said: ‘Mr Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics’”
A video of Woods and Dwayne Wade was also posted on Twitter, which showed the two golfing together just yesterday.
“prayers out to tiger woods. just yesterday he was golfing with dwyane wade,” the post said.
Wade, a former NBA player for the Miami Heat, filmed the video with Woods in the background. He said he was thankful for the opportunity to golf with Woods and thanked Woods for “teaching me something.”
“How good am I? Or how bad am I?” Wade asks Woods on the video.
“Uh, good?” Woods answers, and shakes his head with a grin.
Both men laugh, and Woods adds “We’re getting better.”
“We’re getting better, so everybody be on the lookout,” Wade responds.
Another person shared a photo of Woods’ SUV after the crash and wished him a speedy recovery.
“Prayers going up for the golf legend @TigerWoods, my heart goes out to his family, keep them lifted y’all #tigerwoods #theGOAT,” Rashad C. Jackson wrote on Twitter.
— 11Alive Sports (@11AliveSports) February 23, 2021
LASD Confirmed Woods Was the Only Person Involved in the Rollover Crash, But They Did Not Immediately Say What Caused the Accident
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputies said in a statement:
On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.
— Billy Sigudla (@billysigudla1) February 23, 2021
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.
Our prayers are definitely with Tiger Woods! https://t.co/ng5wFgw71Y
— Raquel Hernandez (@Brunch_king14) February 23, 2021
Video from the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover car crash. Tiger suffered multiple leg injuries, none of which are life-threatening.pic.twitter.com/jDpYb6I9R6
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) February 23, 2021
#BREAKING @TigerWoods has been taken to hospital after his car rolled in a serious crash. Authorities had to use the ‘jaws of life’ to remove him from the vehicle. He has suffered multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery. #9News pic.twitter.com/1ErODrLfDF
— 9News Australia (@9NewsAUS) February 23, 2021