Tiger Woods' crash is latest in shocking series of his road smashes including 2009 wreck and 2017 drug-drive rap

TIGER Woods' crash is the latest in a shocking series of his road smashes – including a 2009 wreck and a 2017 DUI arrest.

Woods – the legendary golfer who rose to fame in 1997 – just yesterday sustained multiple leg injuries after a frightening crash in Los Angeles.

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However, the 45-year-old superstar's California crash follows a series of other incidents that shocked the public.

Back in 2009, the year news emerged he repeatedly cheated on his wife Elin Nordegren, Woods crashed into a fire hydrant, a tree, and several hedges near his home.

The incident took place as Woods was driving from his Florida mansion in his Cadillac Escalade SUV on November 27, 2009.

His wife at the time, Nordegren, rescued Woods – who had been knocked unconsious.

The Swedish-born model used a golf club to smash open the vehicle's windows and drag him out on to the street.

Woods was discovered by paramedics snoring without any socks or shoes on.

He was treated for minor facial lacerations, received a ticket for careless driving, and later suffered back problems.

Years later, in 2017, Woods found himself again passed out in Florida – but this time it was behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz.

Police found Woods unconscious in the luxury vehicle and arrested him for driving under the influence.

Follow-up tests revealed Woods several substances in his system – including Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, Ambien and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

At the time, police said it appeared he had been in a minor accident before they found him.

Soon after his arrest, Woods publicly revealed he was seeking "professional help to manage my medications" and dealing with back pain and a sleep disorder.

Woods pleaded guilty to charges of reckless driving to escape a conviction for DUI and was later sentenced to one year of probation and a $250 fine.

An now, in 2021, Woods was driving downhill when he crossed a median and overturned in shrubs before being pulled from his car's windshield.

Police did not administer a sobriety test to the star golf player, who was apparently conscious after the crash early Tuesday morning.

However, it has been claimed that an "agitated" Woods nearly smashed into a TV director's car as he drove from an LA resort – just moments before the crash.

The pro golfer was immediately transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery on multiple leg injuries – as footage showed his crumpled Genesis GV80 lying on its side.

Woods suffered "comminuted" fractures in the upper and lower parts of the tibia and fibula, doctors revealed, which means the breaks had led to bone splintering.

The 15-time major winner cheated death as the life-saving airbags deployed in his Genesis courtesy car after it careered off the road at high speed and flipped several times just after 7am local time, LA officials said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the golfing star was "lucky to be alive."

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