Around 2:25 a.m., after Nordegren confronts Woods about rumors of his involvement with other women. When Woods leaves in his 2009 Cadillac Escalade, she hits Woods and his SUV with a golf club, and chases the car. Woods crashes his car into a fire hydrant and hits a tree. Initially it is reported that Nordegren heard the crash and went to Woods aid, smashing the rear window of the SUV to help him escape. Police arrived to find Woods, drifting in and out of consciousness, lying in the street with his wife watching over him. He is taken to a nearby hospital about 10 minutes later. Woods also tells a non-law enforcement individual that he suffered facial lacerations from the crash. Police said the air bags on the 2009 Escalade did not deploy, meaning Woods was likely driving slower than 33 mph. The couple issue a statement:
Tiger Woods was in a minor car accident outside his home last night,” it read. “He was admitted, treated and released in good condition. We appreciate very much everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.