Police say Tiger Woods ‘lucky to be alive’ after car crash in California

  • 45-year-old undergoes surgery after crash in suburb of LA
  • Reports say golfer suffered compound fractures to legs

Tiger Woods has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries to both legs after a car crash in which his vehicle suffered “major damage”.

The Los Angeles county sheriff’s department said it received a call about a “single vehicle roll-over collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes” at 7.12am local time on Tuesday. Photos of the crash site showed Woods’s badly damaged SUV at the bottom of an embankment in hilly terrain.

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