Authorities said Woods’ vehicle suffered ‘major damage.’

    Tiger Woods was injured in a serious car accident, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department saying in a statement Tuesday that paramedics pulled him from the wreckage with rescue equipment, known as the “jaws of life.”

    The incident occurred around 7:12 a.m. local time on Tuesday near the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verde, a coastal town of about 42,000 people in Los Angeles County.

    Mr. Woods’ vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorn Boulevard on Blackhorse Road when it crashed, the Sheriff Department said.

    “There was major vehicle damage,” the department said.

    Mr. Woods was removed from the vehicle with hydraulic spreader equipment, often called “jaws of life” by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, and was then taken to the hospital. His status and extent of his injuries were not immediately clear.

    The incident is being investigated by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Lomita Station.

    This is a developing story.

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