Authorities say championship golfer Tiger Woods was unconscious and sustained facial cuts in a minor car accident this morning when his SUV hit a fire hydrant and a neighbor's tree as he was leaving his mansion in a gated waterfront community near Orlando, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Tiger Woods' wife Elin claims she used used a golf club to smash a window of his Cadillac Escalade to rescue injured and unconscious husband:
A call report compiled by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and obtained by the Orlando Sentinel indicated Woods was unconscious but breathing when officers arrived on the scene. Woods was unconscious for about six minutes. Elin Nordegren Woods was in the couple's home shortly before 2:30 Friday morning when she heard the accident and came outside. She broke one of the windows and freed her husband from the SUV, Bruhn said. Bruhn said Woods had cuts on his lips and blood in his mouth. Officers gave Woods first aid until medical personnel arrived.
Woods was transported to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee in serious condition and treated then released. Florida Highway Patrol says alcohol is not considered a factor in the accident but charges are pending. The details (wife with a golf club at 3am, etc) are somewhat unusual, no? Watch several news reports ON THE JUMP.