Tiger Woods was hospitalized and in surgery after a solo-vehicle rollover crash on Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Woods was the lone occupant in the vehicle
Woods, who was the only person in the Genesis GV80 SUV, was trapped in the wreck, which occurred after he hit a center median in the road, and then careened into brush, hitting a tree at just before 7:12 a.m. PT. A neighbor of the crash scene called 911.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was traveling at a “relatively greater speed than normal.”
Woods was extricated by firefighters from the vehicle and then taken to Harbor UCLA, which is a major trauma center.
Villanueva, speaking at a news conference, said deputies who responded to the scene “did not see any evidence of impairment” with Woods.
Because there was no sign of impairment, Villaneuva said, “There was no effort to draw blood at the hospital.”
Woods was conscious at the scene and able to communicate with deputies.
“I spoke to him. I asked him what his name was. He told me his name was Tiger, and at that moment, I immediately recognized him, said Deputy Carlos Gonzalez told reporters.
“It’s very fortunate that Mr. Woods was able to come out of this alive,” Gonzalez said.