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Tiger Woods injured in car accident


Last Edited: November 27, 2009, 10:51 pm

Friday, 11.27.09


Miami Herald

Tiger Woods involved in car accident outside home

Tiger Woods sustained facial lacerations after running into a fire hydrant and tree with his SUV outside of his home.


Tiger Woods' wife used a golf club to smash out the back window of a sport utility vehicle and pulled her husband out after he slammed into a fire hydrant and tree outside his Florida home early Friday, according to local police.

The accident initially sent shock waves through the sports world and sparked conflicting reports about the extent of his injuries.

An initial Florida Highway Patrol report Friday afternoon said the world's No. 1 golfer was in serious condition following the 2:25 a.m. accident. But by later Friday afternoon, a spokeswoman at the hospital where Woods was taken defused speculation that he was in any kind of danger, saying he already had been treated and released.

``Tiger Woods was involved in a minor car accident outside his home last night and has been treated and released in good condition,'' said Susan Jackson, spokeswoman for Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.

The most serious injuries to Woods are said to be facial lacerations.

The single car accident took place when Woods, 33, pulled out of his home in the exclusive Isleworth community in the town of Windermere and slammed his 2009 Cadillac SUV into a hydrant and then a tree on his neighbor's property.

Upon hearing the accident, Elin Nordegren came outside and used a golf club to smash the back window, Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor told The Associated Press.

Saylor said officers found Woods laying in the street with his wife hovering over him. Woods had cuts on his lips and blood in his mouth, Saylor told the AP. He was in and out of consciousness when police arrived.

No charges have been filed.

Woods, who has won 14 major championships, was scheduled to host the Chevron World Challenge -- his annual fund-raising tournament for the Tiger Woods Foundation -- in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Dec. 3-6.

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