Friday, November 27, 2009

Tiger Woods hurt in car crash but released

from hospital with face lacerations.

Earlier reports that Tiger Woods had been "seriously injured" in a car crash near his Florida home at 2.30am (local time) seemed to have been exaggerated.
He did crash his car but he was later released from hospital with facial lacerations, according to later news.
The "Orlando Sentinel," newspaper, quoting the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), said Woods' 2009 Cadillac sport utility vehicle struck a fire hydrant and a tree in a neighbour's garden in Florida's Isleworth community, near Orlando shortly after pulling out of his driveway.
It is understood the crash was not alcohol-related.
Woods (33) was transported to a hospital in Ocoee but reports suggest the car's airbags were not deployed, indicating the vehicle was not travelling more than 33mph.
The incident is believed to have taken place around 2.30am local time.
A spokesman added that the incident was still under investigation and charges were pending.
Woods recently returned to America after winning the Australian Masters in Melbourne by two shots.
The 14-time major winner is scheduled to host his own tournament, the Chevron World Challenge, next week in California.
Officials close to accident investigation told the "Orlando Sentinel" that Woods received facial lacerations. He was treated at Health Central early this morning and released.
"It seems like a very strange accident that occurred," Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn told CNN. "Basically it was facial lacerations, and as I'm understanding it, nothing that serious."



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