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Tiger Woods injured in car wreck: Maps, updates, and location of crash site


Golfer Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a one-car, rollover crash in the Los Angeles area Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Though he was unable to confirm Woods’ identity, county Fire Department spokesperson Christopher Thomas classified the crash victim’s injuries to USA TODAY Sports as serious but not life threatening.

Woods was the only person in the car. His longtime agent, Mark Steinberg, said the golfer suffered “multiple leg injuries.”

“He is currently in surgery, and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said Tuesday afternoon.

USA TODAY was able to piece together the location of Woods’ crash and his probable path by examining police reports, newscasts, and social media posts, and satellite imagery.

Tiger Woods crash site and path through Los Angeles

The crash occurred early Tuesday morning, shortly after 7 a.m. PST in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates, according to authorities.

Area residents told USA TODAY Sports that car accidents are frequent along that stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard. There is a span of roughly 100 yards where sand has been placed for cars and trucks that gain too much speed.

“There’s accidents all the time,” said Chirelle Armante, 43.

Video and photographs suggest the vehicle may have crossed over a median while headed north on Hawthorne Boulevard, striking a sign for Rolling Hills Estates.

The vehicle then went off the road, coming to a rest between Hawthorne and homes on Rockbluff Drive.

What car was Tiger Woods driving?

The Sheriff’s Department said the vehicle, a 2021 Hyundai Genesis GV80, sustained “major damage.”

Were the jaws of life used?

The Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that Woods “was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’” by county firefighters and paramedics before being transported to a hospital.

Later, Thomas, the fire department spokesman, told USA TODAY Sports that the fire department arrived at the scene shortly before 7:30 a.m. First responders removed the vehicle’s windshield, he said, and pulled out the vehicle’s only occupant – Woods – who was taken to a local hospital.

While the sheriff’s department initially said authorities needed to use the “jaws of life” to get Woods out of the vehicle, Thomas said the tool was not needed.

“The jaws of life were out there, but basically what they did was they broke the windshield out,” he explained.

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Contributing: Jim Sergent, Javier Zarracina, Janet Loehrke, Karina Zaiets, Tom Schad, Steve DiMeglio, Josh Peter, Mike Freeman, and Shawn Sullivan




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