Video was released from the Tiger Woods’ car crash scene, which showed his SUV in pieces after he was extricated with the jaws of life Tuesday, February 23. The footage reveals some clues about the crash and how it happened. Officials have not yet released a cause of the crash.
Woods, 45, was the driver and only occupant when his car flipped in Rancho Palos Verdes, a Los Angeles suburb. Officials have not said how severe the PGA golfer’s injuries were, saying only that he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Woods’ agents told ESPN he was undergoing emergency surgery for “multiple leg injuries.”
Here is video from the aftermath of crash:
Several News Outlets Shared Aerial Footage in the Aftermath of the Crash Which Showed Details of How the Crash Occurred & the Damage to Woods’ SUV
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 23, 2021
NBC News shared footage from a helicopter, showing Woods’ SUV in the aftermath of the crash. Reporters analyzed what they saw.
“Looking at the video from the helicopters above, you get a sense of just how violent this crash was,” says NBC’s Gadi Schwartz.
The footage of the wreckage made it clear why it was necessary to extricate Woods, he said.
“It appears as though the entire engine of the front of that SUV has been almost sheered off,” he adds.
He said the debris field reveals some of the details of the crash and how it happened, although authorities have not confirmed that information. Schwartz said it appeared as though Woods was travelling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard near Blackhorse road and crossed southbound, crashed through a sign in the median “and ended up quite a ways away, facing the opposite direction up on that embankment.” He said it appeared all the airbags were deployed.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Lomita Station Captain James Powers, public information officer for Los Angeles County Fire, will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. California time to discuss more details about the crash.
Schwartz speculated Woods may have been heading toward or away from the Rolling Hills golf course, where he was making appearances. Woods was in Los Angeles and staying at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for a two-day shoot with Golf Digest/Golf TV at the Rolling Hills Country Club, which the Golf Channel reported was only about two miles from the crash site. As a part of the tour, he was giving lessons to celebrities including Dwayne Wade, Justin Timberlake, Mookie Betts, Jessica Alba and David Spade.
Wade shared a video from his golf lesson with Woods on Twitter, which showed them golfing together just yesterday.
prayers out to tiger woods. just yesterday he was golfing with dwyane wade pic.twitter.com/MlPhNeavaF
— buckets (@buckets) February 23, 2021
“prayers out to tiger woods. just yesterday he was golfing with dwyane wade,” a post said, sharing Wade’s video.
Wade, a former NBA player for the Miami Heat, filmed the video with Woods in the background. He said he was thankful for the opportunity to golf with Woods and thanked Woods for “teaching me something.”
“How good am I? Or how bad am I?” Wade asks Woods on the video.
“Uh, good?” Woods answers, and shakes his head with a grin.
Both men laugh, and Woods adds “We’re getting better.”
“We’re getting better, so everybody be on the lookout,” Wade responds.
Sky News also shared video footage from the scene of the Tiger Woods’ crash, which captured images of the “major damage” to Woods’ SUV and of the road on which he crashed. The video shows a smashed windshield and the SUV in multiple pieces after Woods was extricated from the vehicle.
It happened on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes a little after 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, February 23. LASD confirmed it was Woods involved in the crash shortly before noon Tuesday.
Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital after being injured in a car crash in Los Angeles
LA County Sheriff's Department said: "Mr Woods was extricated from the wreck with the 'jaws of life' by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics"
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 23, 2021
“Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital after being injured in a car crash in Los Angeles,” Sky News wrote on Twitter. “LA County Sheriff’s Department said: ‘Mr Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics'”
Photos Show Tiger Woods’ Car in Pieces Following the Accident & Extrication With the ‘Jaws of Life’
New photos taken from the ground showed many more details of the crash than those taken from the air. The photos showed new angles of the crash. They gave a better sense of the topography, and of how far Woods’ SUV dropped when it travelled off Hawthorne Boulevard.
The new photos also showed the landscape. The crash occurred in a heavily wooded area of the Los Angeles suburb near a steep hill.
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 23, 2021
Woods was the only person involved in the rollover crash, authorities said, specifying he was the driver and the only person in the vehicle. Authorities did not immediately say what caused the crash.
Tiger Woods’ vehicle after the crash this morning that now has him in surgery for what his agent is calling “multiple leg injuries.” pic.twitter.com/VbI5qvyj8g
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2021
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter shared an aerial photo of the vehicle which showed the substantial damage.
“Tiger Woods’ vehicle after the crash this morning that now has him in surgery for what his agent is calling ‘multiple leg injuries,'” Schefter wrote on Twitter.
Here’s Tiger Woods’ car. pic.twitter.com/kN5hzoNQud
— Chris Vannini 😷 (@ChrisVannini) February 23, 2021
Chris Vannini, a reporter for The Athletic, shared a CNN screen grab which showed Woods’ vehicle, which was in pieces after the crash and extrication.
“Here’s Tiger Woods’ car,” he wrote.
— Rashad C. Jackson (@BigbullEnt) February 23, 2021
Another person shared a photo of Woods’ SUV after the crash. The post also wished him a speedy recovery.
“Prayers going up for the golf legend @TigerWoods, my heart goes out to his family, keep them lifted y’all #tigerwoods #theGOAT,” Rashad C. Jackson wrote on Twitter.
LASD Confirmed Woods Was the Person Who Was Injured in the Morning Crash & Did Not Immediately Say What Caused the Accident
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputies confirmed Woods was injured in a Rancho Palos crash a few hours after it occurred at 7:12 a.m. in California. They released a statement just before noon in California time.
The statement listed details of the crash and its location, and described Woods’ rescue from the vehicle.
The statement said:
On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.
The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods.
Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.