Fox News is reporting that Tiger Woods, 33, was seriously hurt in an auto accident. Woods was allegedly backing out of his neighborhood in his 2009 Cadillac Escalade - hit a fire hydrant and then a tree and is now in serious condition in a Florida hospital at approximately 2:30 a.m. The report is that air bags did not deploy, but if the car hit the hydrant from the back, it's possible they should not have deployed. More as available. Update
2:25 8:45 pm CST on CBS sportscast - Tiger has just been released from the hospital with facial cuts. Wife pulled him from his car. More below. Update 11-28-09 - Wife caused facial injuries? Comments from Barry Levine from the Enquirer. Update 11-29-09 911 Tapes below and Tiger's own statement. Once more - an unbelievable update 12-03-09 below. Latest update 12-07-09 12-08-09 below. Latest update 12-10-09 - see below. 12-13-09 update below - see link to Jamie Jungers and Tiger's father.
The New York Post says that charges are pending but "alcohol did not play a role in the crash." FOX News has just confirmed that Highway Patrol confirm alcohol is not a factor.Woods, 33, pulled out of his driveway in the Isleworth community about 2:25 a.m. when he struck a fire hydrant, and then drove into a tree at his neighbor's property, FHP reported.
Woods was transported to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee in serious condition, FHP said. No other information about his condition has been released.
A Health Central hospital employee said at 2:30 p.m. that Woods was not a patient. A hospital operator would not say if Woods had been treated and released.
FHP said the airbags in Woods' Cadillac Escalade did not deploy, which means the vehicle was traveling under 33 mph.
Orange County Fire Rescue received the call for aid at 2:28 a.m. Woods was transported from his Windermere-area neighborhood by the hospital's own ambulance.
FHP did not report the accident until just after 2 p.m. today. The agency said the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.
Tiger was mad about his enormous investment in Dubai and lost control?
Some Tiger History:
Career winnings according to PGAtour.com: $92.8 million
Scoring Average: 68.84
Driving Distance Average: 298.4
Driving Accuracy: 64.29%
Greens in Regulation: 68.46%
Putts Per Round: 28.44
In 2009, Tiger Woods has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, the AT&T National, the Buick Open and the Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships
Woods is one of the world's richest athletes, a leading force in sports marketing and the biggest draw on the PGA tour. He owns a $2.4 million home in the exclusive Isleworth subdivision near Orlando, where he returned to earlier this week after attending the Stanford-Cal football game. He tossed the coin at the start of the game and was inducted into Stanford's sports Hall of Fame at halftime.
He was unconscious but breathing, and apparently was unconscious for about 6 minutes. This account from Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn.Tiger "is in the middle of a two-week break in tournament play." Golfer Mark Wilson said he heard about the accident and is glad Woods is OK:
Bruhn said Woods had cuts on his lips and blood in his mouth. Officers gave Woods first aid until medical personnel arrived.
Troopers arrived at the Woods' home early Friday evening to talk to the golfer, Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said. Woods wife told them Woods was resting and asked them to return Saturday morning.
"People's health comes first," Montes said, noting that it is routine to agree to return to conduct an interview.
The sheriff's office would not identify who dialed 911, and emergency audio tapes were not available on Friday.
...he was probably leaving for an early-morning workout."
Breitbart is reporting that the Windmere police chief, Daniel Saylor, found Tiger in the street with is wife, Elin "hovering over him."
He was in and out of consciousness when my guys got there.
He said Woods had lacerations to his upper and lower lips, and blood in his mouth; officers treated Woods for about 10 minutes until an ambulance arrived.
Salor said his responding officers did not hear anything about an alledged argument between Woods and his wife.Right now we believe this is a traffic crash. We don't believe it is domestic issue," patrol spokesman Sgt. Kim Montes, said.
We're told he said his wife had confronted him about reports that he was seeing another woman. The argument got heated and, according to our source, she scratched his face up. We're told it was then Woods beat a hasty retreat for his SUV -- but according to our source, Woods says his wife followed behind with a golf club. As Tiger drove away, she struck the vehicle several times with the club.
There are many reports of Tiger having an affair with Rachael Uchitel. I have been a Tiger fan for many years. I hope this is just a rumor.
In other Tiger news: He and Elin refused to meet with police again today.
Thanks to Fox News for the audio. AUDIO: Woods 911 Tape Released.
Tiger's website has published a statement from him:
As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I'm pretty sore.FOX's Gregg Jarrett says that Tiger and Elin have hired an attorney, who then cancelled the follow-up interview with police.
This situation is my fault, and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I'm human and I'm not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn't happen again.
This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.
The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.
This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be.
The alleged "other woman," Rachel Uchitel has also hired lawyer, Gloria Allred.
TMZ says that Tiger and Rachel Uchitel talked on the telephone last night - Wednesday December 2nd.
Also saying that other women are coming out of the woodwork - and who knows if their stories are true.
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