Breaking: Tiger Woods Seriously Injured In Car Accident

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car wreck

in Florida, authorities said Friday.The major of Windemere, Fla., where Woods lives, told CNN on Friday afternoon that Woods had been released.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 2:25 a.m. ET. Woods was driving a 2009 Cadillac sport utility vehicle. The police report narrative said the “driver had just pulled out of the driveway at his residence … as [vehicle] began to drive on Deacon Circle, [vehicle] struck a fire hydrant. The front of [vehicle] then struck a tree…”Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital. His condition wasnot immediately known, though the highway patrol news release said his injurieswere serious.The airbags in the car did not deploy, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. The newspaper said that airbags typically do not deploy if a vehicle is traveling less than 33 miles per hour.The highway patrol says the crash is still under investigation,and charges are pending. However, the highway patrol said the crashwas not alcohol-related.Woods is scheduled to play in the Chevron World Challenge beginning Dec. 3 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He last played two weeks ago in Australia, where he won the Australian Masters.He won six times this year after missing eight months recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left knee. Even though he failed to win a major, Woods said he considered this a successful year because he did not know how his knee would respond.Woods, who has won 82 times around the world and 14 majors, returned to his $2.4 million home in the exclusive Isleworth subdivision near Orlando earlier this week after attending the Stanford-Cal football game, where he tossed the coin at the start of the game and was inducted into Stanford’s sports Hall of Fame at halftime.Information from The Associated Press is included in this report




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