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    Tiger Woods' Accident

    Probably everyone has heard by now about Tiger Woods' accident very early Friday morning--2:30 AM--at his home when his SUV ran into a garbage can and then into a tree. And how his wife used a golf club to smash the back window of the SUV to help him get out.


    And how when the cops/paramedics arrived Tiger was laying in the street with some facial lacerations (most likely from his face hitting the steering wheel. The airbag did not deploy) and going in and out of consiousness.

    He was taken to a hospital and treated and released.

    I'm glad he's okay.


    Here is where it gets interesting and what I'd like opinions on--

    The cops arrived to talk with Tiger on Friday night and were told he was sleeping. They made an appointment to talk with him today and when they arrived he was "not available." They have made another appointment to speak with him tomorrow.

    According to the law apparently he does NOT have to talk to the cops. Also--the accident report says there was no evidence of alcohol involvment. And the police chief says his officers found no evidence of any domestic fight or similar situation.

    So--my question is--what do you think is going on?

    I admire Tiger a lot but I am starting to have questions based on his not talking to the cops.

    What ideas does everyone have about the possible cause of the accient and why Tiger is not talking with the cops?

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    "When the most visible athlete in the world is involved in a strange one-car accident in the middle of the night steps from his home — and offers no immediate explanation to answer the conflicting and swirling reports — the narrative can take on a life of its own.

    Even the authorities will have to wait another day to hear from Tiger Woods.

    State troopers for the Florida Highway Patrol on Saturday arrived at the mansion of Woods, the world’s No.1-ranked golfer, to interview him and his wife, Elin Nordegren Woods, but for the second day they were told that Woods and his wife were unavailable to speak. This time, the announcement came from Woods’s agent, said a spokeswoman from the highway patrol.

    The officers were told to return on Sunday so they could continue to investigate why and how Woods struck a fire hydrant with his 2009 Cadillac Escalade, then hit a tree on a neighbor’s lawn at 2:25 a.m. Friday.

    “This is still an ongoing crash investigation,” Sgt. Kim Montes, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement late Saturday afternoon. Earlier, in an e-mail message, Sgt. Montes said: “We will not be addressing any rumors or other scenarios. If our investigation takes us in a different direction, we will let the media know.”

    Woods, 33, was lying on the street unconscious near his vehicle for nearly five minutes according to an incident report released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, which received the initial 9-1-1 call from a resident of the gated community of Isleworth, an Orlando suburb where several high-profile athletes live.

    Adding to the drama were reports from the Windermere, Fla., police chief, Daniel Saylor, who said on Friday that Woods’s wife ran outside the house wielding a golf club and broke the rear window of the S.U.V. to help extricate him.

    Alcohol was not a factor, the Florida Highway Patrol said, although Chief Saylor told reporters that when officers arrived on the scene, Woods was “drifting out of consciousness.” He was taken to the hospital 23 minutes after troopers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene. He was treated and released in “good condition,” his spokesman said on Friday.

    Sergeant Montes said the highway patrol had not yet reviewed tapes of a 911 call provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and that there was no timeline for their release. The county sheriff’s office did, however, release a copy of the dispatch report on its Web site that indicated the seriousness of the accident.

    Woods guards his privacy fiercely, but a leading public relations specialist said that the longer he or his representatives wait to speak to the news media about the accident, the possibility increases that his reputation could be a lot more damaged than his tank-like S.U.V.

    .......Saylor described the damage to the front of Woods’s vehicle as “not real extensive, but not real light.”

    Because the circumstances about the incident are still unclear, the interview on Saturday could determine whether there will be any charges filed.

    Woods and his 29-year-old wife of five years have two children, Sam Alexis, 2, and Charlie Axel, born in February. The couple married in October 2004.

    Although the authorities said that they did not believe this was a domestic incident, the early morning hour and unexplained circumstances did not indicate it was an average traffic incident. It took about 12 hours for Woods’ representatives to issue a statement that said very little."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/sp...s.html?_r=1&hp

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    Re: Tiger Woods' Accident

    2:30 in the morning, he fell asleep at the wheel?

    Who knows, but all celebs these days refuse to speak out on anything like that in the beginning, so I don't know if it's fishy or not.

    And honestly? I don't really care unless he was driving drunk or under the influence of anything including cold medicine.
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    Tiger woods is a grown man. Whatever happened occurred at his home and is his business. We really need to learn that we have no right to know all of someone's personal business. Why people question what someone is doing out at 230am is ridiculous. The world needs to mind their own business.
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    Re: Tiger Woods' Accident

    It's rather plain and simple.

    Tiger and his wife were both practicing their driving.
    Tiger used the car. His wife used a golf club.

    Tiger yelled FORE and hit the fire hydrant and a tree.
    His wife, Elin, yelled FORE and hit the car windshield!

    Tiger won. He hit two objects to her one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PugMum;3758909;
    It's rather plain and simple.

    Tiger and his wife were both practicing their driving.
    Tiger used the car. His wife used a golf club.

    Tiger yelled FORE and hit the fire hydrant and a tree.
    His wife, Elin, yelled FORE and hit the car windshield!

    Tiger won. He hit two objects to her one.
    Hilarious!

    Rumor has it that he cheated on her but the woman in question is denying it. So, if Tiger didn't call the Enquirer and this woman didn't, how would they even know? The whole this is just weird. Or most likely, made up. Either way, I feel bad for both of them. Even if he did cheat, that should be private. It is with non-celeb couples. I can't imagine the pain stars suffer having every single aspect of their lives on parade for the world. I realize they agree to it to a certain extent when they choose this path, but some things should be sacred and what goes on in a marriage between two people should be one of them.
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    When you drive your car into a tree and file an allegedly false police report, it stops being your private business IMO. If they have nothing to hide, just talk to the cops and be done with it.

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    Wow!! This little incident sure has a life of its own!!

    Tiger Woods' domestic life does not concern me. But, as the operator of the vehicle, he is responsible for damage done by it. Insurance law. Regardless of the circumstances, insurance law presumes the driver is "always in control of his vehicle." If he is not, he is liable.

    His insurance company should pay the damages to the hydrant and the tree, and keep its mouth shut. I worked in this business for over 20 years, and the first thing you learn is to keep confidential anything and everything. No exceptions.

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    Re: Tiger Woods' Accident

    I say Tiger and his wife were arguing, she chased him out of the house with the golf club breaking the windows of the car as he pulled off, he panicked and drove into the tree and the fire hydrant injuring himself. She then helped him out of the car. Used the golf club to break the window to get him out of the car my butt, she was going after him.

    Here it is on TMZ. No i didn't see this article before I posted.

    Tiger Woods: Injuries Caused by Wife, Not SUV | TMZ.com

    Tiger Woods did not suffer facial lacerations from a car accident. They were inflicted by his wife, Elin Nordegren -- according to a conversation Woods had Friday after the accident.

    Tiger has yet to be formally interviewed by the Florida Highway Patrol -- that should happen this afternoon. But we're told Tiger had a conversation Friday -- with a non-law enforcement type -- detailing what went down before his Escalade hit a fire hydrant.

    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.

    Tiger WoodsWe're told Woods became "distracted," thought the vehicle was stopped, and looked to see what had happened. At that point the SUV hit the fire hydrant and then hit a tree.

    We're also told Woods had said during the conversation Friday he had been taking prescription pain medication for an injury, which could explain why he seemed somewhat out of it at the scene.
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    Re: Tiger Woods' Accident

    I am interested in this incident because since I am an athlete Tiger has been an inspiration for me for a long time. (I am definitely NOT a golfer or even interested in golf but his inspiration goes far beyond his own field of endeavor.)

    First I want to be sure he was not seriously hurt.

    Second it becomes a public matter when he damages public property--the fire hydrant.

    Third when he is laying out in the steet unconscious that is worrisome.

    Fourth--it is unlike him to be the opposite of forthcoming as he seems to be avoiding talking to the cops. This unusual behavior on his part also has me worried.

    I don't really care if he was having an affair etc. I want to be sure he is okay and that his family is okay.

    Fifth the man has been a breakthrough athlete in a sport that pretty much kept minority players out until he came along. So for that reason many many people admire him and want to be sure he is okay.


    IMO that's plenty of reasons to wonder what is going on.

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