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Tiger Woods underwent emergency orthopedic surgery Tuesday after a single-car, rollover accident in southern California.
As of Tuesday night, he was "awake, responsive and recovering in the hospital room," his team posted in a statement on the star golfer's Twitter account.
Woods, a 15-time major tournament champion, has seen an outpouring of support from the golf world and beyond since news of the crash broke.
"It’s sickening," PGA Tour pro Adam Scott said. "He’s our hero out here. You think guys like Tiger and Kobe Bryant are untouchable, but they’re not."
Here is the latest information and details on the crash.
Tiger Woods accident details
The LA County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call for a roll-over accident at 7:12 a.m. PT on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. The vehicle had been traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard and sustained major damage, while landing in the brush about 50 feet from the closest home.
The front end of the SUV was destroyed and the airbags deployed.
Why did Tiger Woods crash?
The reasons behind the crash remain unknown, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said a traffic investigation could take days or weeks.
Wednesday in a Facebook Live briefing, Villanueva said the department is not considering charges against Woods.
"This an accident, not a crime," Villanueva said.
As for Woods possibly being impaired at the time of the crash, Villanueva said there was no evidence to support that. “He was not drunk. We can throw that one out.”
He noted that if impairment was suspected, a search warrant would be needed for the department to obtain results of any blood tests conducted at the hospital.
Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who arrived first on the scene, was wearing his body camera while he interacted in the vehicle with Woods. That footage should be available in the near future.
Villanueva told CNN that Woods wasn't questioned at the scene about what may have caused the crash. Woods was later interviewed at the hospital by investigators, Villanueva said.
"He had no recollection of the crash itself," Villanueva said.
Villanueva said if officials were able to obtain the black box from the vehicle it could provide more information about what caused the crash. He noted it could be "a variety of factors. It could be inattention, it could be speed. We don’t know yet."
So what's next for investigators?
"They're going to do their analysis with all of the physical stuff they have in their possession, whatever they get out of the vehicle," Villanueva said. "They'll do an estimation of what the speeds were, the different factors. They'll arrive at a conclusion with what the cause of the accident was and that's where it will end. There will be no citations, obviously there's no crime involved. And it will be an issue of insurance."
How first responders rescued Tiger Woods from crash
Gonzalez, first to arrive on the scene at 7:18 a.m. PT, said Woods was unable to stand or remove himself from the vehicle. He was conscious and able to speak, appearing "calm and lucid," Gonzalez said.
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Gonzalez first asked Woods his name, and he replied "Tiger." Gonzalez then immediately recognized him, he said. Gonzalez was wearing his body camera and it was on when he found Woods.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatched from Station 106 at 7:22 a.m., Fire Chief Daryl Osby said, and arrived at the scene at 7:28 a.m.
Osby said those in the field reported to him that Woods had serious injuries to both legs. He added that due to the nature of the accident, and the fact Woods was extricated from the vehicle, he met the criteria to be taken to the nearest trauma center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a decision that doctors would later praise.
Where Tiger Woods' car crash happened
That section of Hawthorne Boulevard, where the speed limit is 45 mph, moves downhill quickly, with slopes and curves.
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"We regularly cite people for speed on that section of Hawthorne Boulevard," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Michael White told USA TODAY Sports. "It’s a steep downhill grade, and it’s steep enough to warrant two runaway truck lanes."
L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn directed the county Department of Public Works on Wednesday to conduct a safety review of the stretch of road where the accident occurred, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Were the 'Jaws of Life' used?
No. While initial reports said the Jaws of Life — hydraulic tools that can be used to pry or cut automobile wreckage — were used, the rescue team actually opted for more traditional appliances: an axe and pry bar.
"The Jaws of Life were out there," department spokesperson Christopher Thomas told USA TODAY Sports, "but basically what they did was they broke the windshield out."
Woods was extricated from the vehicle via backboard.
Tiger Woods' injuries
In the statement posted by Woods' team, Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA, said Woods suffered "comminuted open fractures" affecting both the upper and lower portions of his right tibia and fibula, the two main bones in the lower leg.
The bones were stabilized "by inserting a rod into the tibia." A combination of screws and pins stabilized injuries to bones in the ankle and foot. Additionally, trauma to nearby muscle and soft tissue required doctors to "surgically release" the muscle to reduce swelling and safeguard potential infection.
Recovery will be long, tough
Woods had been recovering from a fifth back surgery, which he underwent in December. The fractures themselves could take months to heal.
Since the tibia and fibula both connect to the knee and the ankle, Hawkins said, the severity of injury to both joints will influence how quickly Woods can return to his feet.
Before the crash, Woods had hoped to return to action by the 2021 Masters.
“I think that the only thing that really matters now is his well-being, his recovery, his family, the level of support that we provide to him,” PGA Tour president Jay Monahan said.
Tiger's long list of injuries
As Woods racked up dozens of victories on the PGA Tour during his professional golf career, the wins have come at a price to his 45-year-old body. The procedure on his right leg is just the most recent operation for Woods, who has also undergone five back surgeries and five knee surgeries.
Tiger Woods was driving Genesis GV80 SUV
Photos and footage of the SUV that Woods was driving show a "Genesis Invitational" logo on the side of the vehicle. A Genesis spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY that Woods was driving a Genesis GV80.
Genesis brands received top marks on the IIHS safety awards, but since the GV80 went on sale last fall, its safety measures will be tested for the 2021 Top Safety Pick announcement in the coming month, coincidentally.
Doctors said the fact Woods wore a seatbelt likely saved his life.
Tiger Woods hosted Genesis Invitational in California
Woods makes his home in Jupiter, Florida, but he had been in Southern California over the weekend for the Genesis Invitational, a tournament hosted by his foundation at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. He presented winner Max Homa with a trophy after the final round.
Actor David Spade and retired NBA legend Dwyane Wade each posted on social media about playing golf with Woods on Monday.
Contributing: Tom Schad, Brent Schrotenboer, Nathan Bomey, Josh Peter, Christine Brennan, Golfweek, Associated Press
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tiger Woods crash, injury updates: Latest details after car accident