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US golfer Tiger Woods injured in car accident in Los Angeles

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-02-24 06:53
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LOS ANGELES - US professional golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a roll-over car accident in Los Angeles County, California on Tuesday, authorities said.

The famed golfer was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries, said the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) in a statement posted on Twitter.

"On Feb. 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," said the department, adding that the vehicle sustained major damage in the accident.

Officials confirmed that "the driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods."

Woods was extricated from the wreck with the "jaws of life" by firefighters and paramedics, according to the department.

The department said it's conducting an investigation into the accident but released no further information on Woods' condition.

TV images from the crash site posted on social networking sites showed a SUV on its side off the road.

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