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Tiger Woods badly hurt in car crash but 'awake and responsive'

Golfing champion Tiger Woods was hospitalised in Los Angeles with severe leg injuries when his car veered off a road and rolled down a steep hillside, requiring rescue crews to pry him from the wreckage. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Los Angeles county sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference hours later, adding there was no evidence of impairment when Woods was assessed by emergency workers at the scene. Carlos Gonzales, a sheriff's deputy who was the first to reach the wreck, described Woods, who was wearing his seatbelt, as ‘calm and lucid',’ and said he recognised the golf great after Woods told the officer his name was ‘Tiger’ Tiger Woods in hospital with 'multiple leg injuries' after car crash in California ► The Guardian publishes independent journalism, made possible by supporters. Contribute to The Guardian today ► Website ► Facebook ► Twitter ► Instagram ►
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