November 27, 2009
Tiger Woods sustained facial cuts in a minor car accident early
Friday when his SUV hit a fire hydrant and a neighbor's tree as he
was leaving his mansion in a gated waterfront community near
The Florida Highway Patrol said the 33-year-old PGA Tour star
was alone in his 2009 Cadillac when he pulled out of his driveway
at 2:25 a.m.
The patrol reported Woods' injuries as serious, although Woods
spokesman Glenn Greenspan said the golfer was treated at a hospital
and released in good condition. Windermere mayor Gary Bruhn said
police from the village were among the first on the scene and saw
Woods with cuts on his face.
The patrol said alcohol was not involved, although the accident
remains under investigation and charges could be filed.