On February 23, 2021, Tiger Woods, one of the most legendary golfers in history, was involved in a serious car accident in Los Angeles. According to reports, Woods was driving a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over and land on its side.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours, and Woods was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The car sustained significant damage, and Woods had to be extricated from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics. He was then transported to a local hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery for multiple leg injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but authorities have ruled out the possibility of Woods being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It has been speculated that he may have been speeding or distracted at the time of the crash.
Following the accident, Woods’ injuries were described as “moderate to critical,” and it was unclear if he would ever be able to return to golf again. In the months that followed, he underwent multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation in order to regain full use of his legs.
Despite the severity of his injuries, Woods remained positive and determined throughout his recovery. He received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow golfers alike, and his determination to return to the sport he loves inspired millions around the world.
As of May 2023, Woods has yet to return to professional golf, but he has expressed his intention to do so in the future. He continues to work on his rehabilitation and has made several public appearances, including a press conference in which he spoke about the accident and his recovery process.
On February 23, 2021, Tiger Woods was involved in a single-vehicle accident while driving on a winding road in Ranchos Palos Verdes, a coastal community in southwestern Los Angeles County.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Woods’ SUV hit a raised median, crossed through two oncoming lanes, and rolled over several times before coming to a stop in a ditch.
The first emergency responders to arrive on the scene found Woods trapped in the car, with his legs severely injured. They used a pry bar and an ax to extricate him from the vehicle through the windshield.
He was then taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, where he underwent emergency surgery to repair fractures to his tibia and fibula bones in his right leg, as well as multiple injuries to his ankle and foot.
The cause of the accident was initially thought to be due to excessive speed, but the investigation later revealed that Woods was driving at a relatively safe speed for the road conditions, and that the primary factor was likely his inability to control the vehicle due to the severity of his injuries.
No evidence of impairment was found, and Woods was not cited for any violations.
Following the accident, Woods received an outpouring of support from the golfing community and beyond. He was forced to withdraw from several upcoming tournaments and has been undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation process to recover from his injuries.
Despite the severity of his injuries, he has expressed his determination to return to professional golf in the future.