Golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a serious car crash in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The department said in a statement that Woods “was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics” before being transported to a local hospital.
Woods’ longtime agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement provided to Golfweek that the golfer suffered “multiple leg injuries.”
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.
According to authorities, the crash occurred early Tuesday morning, shortly after 7 a.m. PT, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the vehicle sustained “major damage.”
Video of the crash on CNN showed Woods’ car badly mangled approximately 20 feet off the road. The entire front end of the car was destroyed. Several pieces of the vehicle had broken off and was to the side.
Contributing: Mike Freeman