a county the vehicle. He was driving going off the highway and rolling over several times, and we have just learned from authorities moments ago that he had serious injuries to both legs, that he was awake and conscious. When authorities responded at the scene that he was able to identify himself, he was driving the car and that he was alone. These were the aerials today of that suv off the highway flipping and ending up on its side. Authorities say there were no brake marks before the vehicle rolled over several times: firefighters, using an axe to break the windshield to get him out saying they got to the scene in six minutes after a neighbor called 9 1 1. The investigation, of course, is now underway tonight, but authorities did say just before we came on the air that they did not see any evidence of impairment at the scene. Of course, fans across the country tonight praying for tiger woods his agent earlier saying what we just heard from authorities that tiger wood suffered multiple leg injuries and was rushed into surgery. We know tiger woods was recovering from his fifth back surgery. He said during an interview just this weekend that he was hoping to be ready for the masters, though he acknowledged he was still hard at work, getting his strength back and, of course, in december those images we reported on at the time the tournament with his son, Charlie playing golf looking an awful lot like his dad just yesterday, woods with nba legend dwyane wade, weighed posting this video on instagram at this hour.
Of course, we await more on tiger woods, condition and abc’s chief national correspondent, matt gutman, leading us off tonight from the scene in california tonight those gutting images. Now we are getting some confirmation, i believe, from the sheriff’s department that it was tiger woods that was involved in that accident. A one car rollover accident just after 7 a.m, near los angeles, the car flipped over and crushed first responders, reportedly using an axe and another tool to pull out the windshield. It took first responders about six minutes to get to the scene after the first 9. 1. 1 call no skid marks no breaking so, apparently the first contact was with the center median and from there then crossed into the opposing lane of traffic hit the curb hit a tree, and there was several rollovers during that process locals in this upscale southern california, community Called the road notoriously dangerous, it was my understanding that it serious injuries to both lakes. He was the only person in the vehicle and on that suv, you can see the logo from the genesis invitational tournament. He was here for it this weekend, but he wasn’t playing because he was recovering from his fifth back surgery. It took that record crew about 35 40 minutes to get the vehicle out of the gully. It was about 20 or 30 feet in and you can see how mangled the car is pretty much on every side. So tiger seven weeks from today, final round of the masters you gon na, be there god, i hope so i got to get there first.
A lot of a lot of space on my surgeons and my doctors, my therapist, and making sure that i do it. I do it correctly, and this is the only back i got former nba star, dwyane wade posting this video on the course with woods. Yesterday i say the goat he’s not comfortable with it, but that opportunity to come out here with this guy right here, man for many years, the number one golfer in the world and the accident comes after a powerful hbo documentary that tells the arc of his life. The history made and the deep personal struggles he faced. It shows him when he was a toddler watching his father hit balls into a net in the garage showing off his skills on the mike douglas show and the tournaments. He won on his way to becoming the youngest number one golfer in the world ever his mom, always there cheering in november of 2009, two days after tabloid stories broke alleging his infidelity to his then wife, elon nordegren woods, crashed his suv near their home in florida. From there his personal life unraveled on the world stage, but he worked to recover apologizing to his fans and family. I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior. I engaged in in 2017, his career still plagued with pain and multiple surgeries tiger was found by police passed out behind the wheel of his car. Okay, do you know where you’re going no and then in 2019 the improbable comeback? The country that watched him stumble? Also cheering for his return and then what many thought impossible watching him win his fifth masters tournament and tonight, just days after talking about yet another comeback: he’s back in the hospital close friend and fellow competitor, justin thomas there i’m sick to my stomach.
You know it hurts to see one of your. I mean now my closest friends um, you know get into an accident and man, i just hope, he’s all right, um, just uh just worry for his kids. You know i’m sure they’re struggling that emotional moment playing out this afternoon as well. Let’S get right to matt gutman with us tonight near the scene of the crash and matt. You just spoke with law enforcement. What more are you learning tonight? Quite a bit more david see the crashes right there to my right and just minutes ago, law enforcement officials said that there were no skid marks. There were no brake marks and just where you see those people milling about that’s, where the car seemed to catapult over the median crashing into that stand, avoids now. The first responder on the scene said that woods was lucid and calm and critically the sheriff said that at this point there is no evidence that woods was under the influence, but that may still be part of the investigation, david matt government leading us off tonight.