Golf star Tiger Woods sustained multiple leg injuries when his car crashed in Rolling Hills Estates, California, early on Tuesday, February 23, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).
Dispatch audio from Tuesday morning shows local authorities with the LASD and Inglewood Police were alerted at approximately 7:14 am, local time. LASD had said they first responded to the scene at approximately 7:12 am. At around 7:24, an emergency responder asked for estimated time of arrival of the fire department, adding, “We have a rollover with someone trapped.” The audio suggests that an ambulance was on the scene as of approximately 7:36 am.
LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said crews used a Halligan tool and an axe to extricate Woods from the vehicle before he was transported to Harbor-UCLA Hospital for treatment.
A statement released on Woods’s Twitter late on Tuesday night said he was “awake, responsive, and recovering” following several intensive surgeries on his right leg and ankle.
Woods was in California for a two-day media shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV at Rolling Hills Country Club after serving as host for the Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles over the weekend. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff via Storyful