Chicago Sun-Times
A hearty stew of offbeat sports and pop culture.

Report claims Tiger Woods injured in domestic spat with wife Elin Nordegren before car crash

| 16 Comments | No TrackBacks

Woods Fatherhood Golf.jpg

Golfer Tiger Woods was seriously injured when he hit a fire hydrant and then a tree outside of his Isleworth home early on Friday morning, Orlando TV station WESH is reporting.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Woods was "seriously injured" and taken to a hospital after his 2009 black Cadillac Escalade apparently hit a fire hydrant outside his home and hit a tree outside his neighbor's home.

The Orange County Fire Department confirmed that a patient was taken to Health Central, but would not confirm that the patient was Woods.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the incident happened about 2:30 a.m. local time and that the vehicles airbags did not deploy, which indicates a speed under 33 mph.

Authorities say the crash, which was not reported by the FHP until after 1 this afternoon, is still under investigation and charges were pending as of this afternoon, though the Florida Highway Patrol says the crash was not alcohol related.

CNBC reporter Darren Rovell sent a tweet saying Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, claimed Woods "is fine."

The patrol reported Woods' injuries as serious, though Woods spokesman Glenn Greenspan said the golfer was treated at the hospital and released in good condition.

UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: Tiger's wife, Elin, rescued him with a glass-smashing golf club after the accident.

UPDATE: 11:45 p.m.: TMZ reports that Tiger's injuries were caused by a domestinc dispute over infidelity with wife, Elin Nordegren.

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.

Woods, 33, owns a home in the exclusive subdivision of Isleworth near Orlando. Orange County property records indicate his home is valued at $2.4 million.


View Tiger Woods involved in car accident in a larger map

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/27508

16 Comments

So he was alone at 2:30 in the morning and did not report the accident until almost 12 hours later. That is long enough to get the alcohol out of his system. FOUL PLAY AND COVER UP!!!

If he was seriously injured enough to be taken to emergency I doubt he would sit around 12 hours in pain and wait to sober up.

It doesn't say HE didn't report the accident....It says the FHP did not report it!!!!

Gair-- I'm very impressed by your investigative ability. You do a really nice job of reading between the lines (all six of them) to deduce what is really going on here. Way to give the guy a fair shake.

Emergency personnel reponded to the accident at 2:28 am. The accident was not reported by the FHP until after 2:00 this afternoon

The accident happened around 2:28am- Was reported by FHP after 1pm and it says he has been treated and released. I am sure with it being Tiger Woods, they didn't leak information because it would have turned out, to be worse of a scene than with Michael Jackson. Why do people want to assume the worse in people???????????

Wow...I thought I was rich....Imagine the length of driveway you need to get a Cadillac up to a fast enough speed where it causes you to get into a serious car accident!

lets call it what it was, he was loaded after fighting with the wife. I can see the divorce coming, hope he has a good pre nup.
He was loaded make no mistake about it, he is getting preferential
treatment.

You people are retards... the accident happened around 2:15Am and emergency personal arrived there at 2:30AM. It was just not reported to the press until 2PM that day.

There was no cover up. He fighting with his wife, got distracted at her running behind the car and crashed. He was unconscious so she busted the window with the 9 iron to get him out.

The comments about him being drunk are ridiculous. Where do you get your "information?" From the same untrustworthy sources that claim there are problems in his marriage? The highway patrol said there was NO ALCOHOL involved. THEY didn't report it right away, no doubt to try to avoid the silly speculation and false information going around now. Don't change the facts to suit your notions.

He's not an elected official and patrol accounts indicate that a driving infraction, if any, was minor. The accident was NOT serious. Don't change the facts.

Fighting with a spouse and running off to cool down happens to thousands of couples. Let's publicize those incidents so people can invent stories about them too.

His private life is nobody's business. People who are famous because of athletic or similar ability do not give up their right to privacy, unless they seek extra publicity, which he does not.

Woman, can't live with them and....pass the beer nuts will you Sammy. - Norm

I personally would use a 7 iron, more of a utility club. He hit him in the head with the club folks and he then ran over the fire hydrant and hit the tree. He was out cold! It's good to see that he is following in his father's foot steps.....

It's a blessing that Tigers wife never leaves the house without a golf club,you never know when you might have to rescue someone at 2:18 am who has been in a car accident with a fire hydrant and a tree and is passed out behind the wheel and the doors are locked!That is true love.

I really think its nobody's business what Tiger was doing at 2am is he on a curfew or something. He hit a hydrant big deal it happens everyday. People who speculate need to get a life.

that car wreck was bad timing for Tiger - Thanksgiving weekend - but i guess any time would have been bad timing

Yeah, I agree with Dave. Its nobody's business to know what Tiger was doing at 2AM.

He is the only Golfer I know. I hope he is well and continues playing golf like he always does. :)

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Craig Newman published on November 27, 2009 1:33 PM.

Video: Brandon Marshall's one-handed grabs vs. Giants was the previous entry in this blog.

Rachel Uchitel says she's no Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren homewrecker is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Pages

Powered by Movable Type 5.04