American professional golfer Tiger Woods was severely injured in a single vehicle roll-over collision in Los Angeles. Authorities say that he is now in stable condition.
According to the media reports, the rescure officials and police immediately rushed to the spot after the incident and shifted Tiger Woods to the hospital. Rescue officials said that they had to use a pry bar and axe to remove the golf star from the vehicle. The rescue officials broke the windshield of his car with the axe and used the bar to pry the seats and metal from around Woods’ legs.
Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital after being injured in a car crash in Los Angeles
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"
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 23, 2021
Woods was transported from the crash site to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center via ambulance with a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, one of which was compound. He is currently in stable condition. The golfer had been in the Los Angeles area hosting The Genesis Invitational golf event; the car he was driving — reportedly a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV — was provided to him by the tournament.
In the initial statement, the local police said that Tiger Woods was traveling at a high rate of speed down a hilly part of the road when the crash happened. In addition to this, police said that Tiger Woods was the only occupant of the car. However, further investigation of the crash in underway. According to the reports, Tiger Woods; 45, recently underwent back surgery, his fifth, after playing in the Masters in November 2020.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
On the other hand, former president of the United States of America (USA) Barack Obama has prayed for the speedy recovery of Tiger Woods and sent his wishes to the golfer’s family.
In his Tweet, the former president said:
Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods and his family tonight—here’s to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s to never count Tiger out.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 24, 2021