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Photos from the scene of Tiger Woods’s car crash in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods was seriously injured when his SUV rolled over and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said. The golf superstar had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent said he was undergoing surgery on his legs.

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Feb. 23, 2021 | Tiger Woods’s vehicle rests on its side after a rollover accident in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles.

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Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Feb. 23, 2021 | Workers remove debris near Woods’s vehicle.

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Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Feb. 23, 2021 | The accident marked the latest stunning turn for Woods, whose professional highs and personal lows have been broadcast for the world to see over the past 25 years.

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Feb. 23, 2021 | Woods had to be extricated from his vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and was transferred to a hospital, where he had surgery. Mark Steinberg, his longtime agent, said in a statement that Woods suffered multiple leg injuries. Information was not immediately available about the extent of those injuries and any prognosis.

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Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Feb. 23, 2021 | A worker carries the vehicle’s bumper after the accident.

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Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Feb. 23, 2021 | Investigators used yellow caution tape to block off a stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard, a major four-lane road through Rancho Palos Verdes, as more than a dozen reporters converged at the crash site and helicopters circled overhead.

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Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Feb. 23, 2021 | The news rocked the golf world, and the uncertainty fueled speculation about whether Woods, who has battled injuries and ailments before, would be able to mount another comeback.

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Gene Blevins/Reuters

Feb. 23, 2021 | The vehicle rests on its side in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Feb. 23, 2021 | According to the sheriff’s department, Woods was alone in the car, traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard at 7:12 a.m. local time when the vehicle flipped at Blackhorse Road, on the border separating Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates in Los Angeles County.

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Mark J. Terrill/AP

Feb. 23, 2021 | The vehicle’s damaged windshield.

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Ashley Landis/AP

Feb. 23, 2021 | Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the car first made contact with a median, crossing the opposing lane of traffic before hitting a curb, a tree and “several rollovers in that process.”

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Gene Blevins/Reuters

Feb. 23, 2021 | The accident is still under investigation, but Villanueva said there was no evidence of impairment and it appeared Woods’s car was probably traveling at a “relatively greater speed than normal.”

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February 23, 2021 | An officer from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department carries a broken welcome sign damaged in the crash.

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Feb. 23, 2021 | A crane lifts the vehicle after the crash.

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Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Feb. 23, 2021 | The damaged vehicle is prepared to be towed away.

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Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Feb. 23, 2021 | Woods was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center near Carson, Calif., a Level 1 trauma center located about nine miles northeast of the crash site. Authorities said they could not discuss Woods’s condition.

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