Tiger Woods was injured in a serious car crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday, adding in a statement that paramedics pulled him from the wreckage with the rescue tool called the “jaws of life.”
The incident happened about 7:12 a.m. local time on Tuesday near the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verde, a coastal city of about 42,000 people in Los Angeles County.
Mr. Woods’s vehicle was traveling north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road when it crashed, the Sheriff’s Department said.
“The vehicle sustained major damage,” the department said.
Mr. Woods was removed from the vehicle with a hydraulic spreader tool, often called the “jaws of life,” by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, and he was then taken to a hospital. His condition and the extent of his injuries were not immediately clear.
The incident is being investigated by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Lomita station.