Following a car accident at 2:25am Friday morning, golf superstar Tiger Woods has stayed mum on what happened. He reportedly drove his 2009 Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and a neighbor’s tree. Officers responded to a call from Woods’ neighbor and found him bruised and bloody near his home in Isleworth.
The Florida Highway Patrol is planning a news conference for 3pm today.
Neighbors for the Woods family said through their attorney that they noticed no indications that fighting or alcohol or drugs were a factor in the car accident. Despite this, troopers went into the Woods’ home in an attempt to figure out what happened leading up the accident. The Woods’ lawyer met troopers in the driveway and told them his client was unavailable. The attorney also announced that Woods was cancelling interviews. Instead, Woods posted a note on his website stating that accident “is a private matter and I want to keep it that way.”
Sources: Tiger Woods’ neighbors helped him after crash; FHP calls news conference, Orlando Sentinel, December 1, 2009
Tiger Woods on accident: ‘Situation is my fault’ ; lawyer Mark NeJame tells police that interview is canceled, South Florida Sun Sentinel, November 29, 2009
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