Tiger Woods injured, hospitalized following car crash in Southern California, police say

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.

The extent of Woods’ injuries were not immediately clear.

According to the statement, 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.”

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 9th hole during the final round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC of Boston.

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