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Rescue workers in Los Angeles excavated Tiger Woods from a single vehicle roll over accident this morning, reports NBC News.
Doctors describe his injuries as serious and say he suffered multiple leg injuries.
The Los Angeles Times reported Woods was “lucky to be alive,” according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and had been traveling at a “relatively greater speed than normal” down a hill in an area known for lots of accidents.
Investigators have “no evidence” of impairment, but did say he hit a center divider, tree and curb in the crash.
Authorities say it happened after 7 this morning on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
The golf star is being treated at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and has a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, according to sources who talked to the Times.
Firefighters and paramedics used the jaws of life to get him out of the wreckage.
Investigators say Woods was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
The accident could be yet another setback for one of the greatest golfers of all time. He is still recovering from back surgery in December and has not competed since.
In 2009, he crashed his car in Florida in an incident that revealed marital troubles for the golfer who would eventually get divorced from model Elin Nordegrin. Shortly after, it became known that Woods carried on an affair with a waitress.
His career hasn’t been the same since.
His 15 majors is second only to Jack Nicklaus. At one time, many assumed he would surpass Nicklaus; but that has become increasingly doubtful for the now 45-year-old athlete.
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