Tiger Woods has suffered several serious fractures to his right leg after his car rolled off a highway at high speed in Los Angeles early on Tuesday morning.
Woods, 45, was in California for a two-day filming with GOLFTV after serving as host for the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, and at the time of the accident was on his way to the second day’s filming.
The accident, which happened at 7am local time, did not involve any other cars. It is understood that his car ploughed through the central reservation of a dual carriageway and crossed the opposite lane before rolling several times down a bank and ending up in scrubland on its side. Woods was said to be ‘calm and lucid’ when medical teams and firefighters arrived. He had to be cut from the wreckage using specialist equipment.
Pictures that have emerged from the scene of the accident show the car, a Genesis GV80 SUV that had been loaned to Woods for the week, suffered major damage to the front end, and witnesses say that Woods was ‘lucky to be alive’ given the extent of the damage.