November 29, 2009
Woods’ attorney canceled the interview that had been rescheduled for today. Woods is not required to do anything more than show his license, registration and proof of insurance.
Update on the accident details – the front left tire hit the hydrant – the right hit the tree. And most strange, both rear windows of the Escalade were broken out.
What does this statement sound like to you?
Statement from Tiger Woods website:
As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I’m pretty sore.
This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again.
This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.
The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.
This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be.
911 call follows
Only one 911 call came in – made by a male neighbor. Woods was already out of the vehicle and on the ground and was described as unconscious. There is no mentions of Tiger’s name (although the tape is censored in areas). What isn’t heard is a panicked wife. Instead there is an older woman’s voice without an accent shouting: WHAT HAPPENED?
Dispatcher 1: 911 what’s your emergency?
Caller: I have, this is, uh … (redacted) in the Isleworth subdivision. I need an ambulance immediately. I have someone down in front of my house. They hit a pole. I came out to see.
Dispatcher 1: Is it a car accident, sir?
Dispatcher 1: Sir, is it a car accident? Hello? Sir? Hello?
Caller: Hello, yes.
Dispatcher 1: Is it a car accident, sir?
Caller: It’s a car accident, yes. I need, yes.
Dispatcher 1: Now are they trapped inside of the vehicle?
Caller: No, they’re laying on the ground now.
Dispatcher 1: OK, stay on the line for medical. Don’t hang up, OK? And it’s in front of your house, correct?
Caller: And get some water.
Dispatcher 1: OK, sir, medical is on the line sir, OK?
Dispatcher 2: Fire-rescue. What’s the address?
Caller: Yes, Windermere, Florida, in the Isleworth subdivision.
Dispatcher 2: What happened? What’s wrong?
Caller: I have a neighbor, he hit the tree. And we came out here just to see what was going on. I see him and he’s laying down.
Dispatcher 2: There was an auto accident?
Caller: An auto accident, yes.
Dispatcher 2: OK, is he outside or inside his car?
Dispatcher 2: Sir, your phone broke up. I heard inside. You there? Your phone broke up there. Can you repeat your phone number for me?
Dispatcher 2: Is he unconscious?
Dispatcher 2: OK, are you able to tell if he’s breathing?
Caller: No, I can’t tell right now.
Dispatcher 2: OK. We do have help on the way. What color is his car, too?
Caller: It’s a black Escalade.
(Background, woman yelling): WHAT HAPPENED?
Dispatcher 2: Is anyone able to open the door?
Caller: We’re trying to figure out right now.
Dispatcher 1: Is he trapped inside of the vehicle or is he outside on the ground?
Caller: We’re just trying get the police here right now. We don’t know what happened. We’re figuring that out right now. I’m on the phone with the police right now.
Dispatcher 2: Your phone’s breaking up. Can you hear me though, sir?
Dispatcher 2: While we have paramedics on the way, I’m just gonna stay on the phone with you. If you find out further just let me know. I’m going to stay on the phone, OK?
Dispatcher 2: I’m here.
Dispatcher 2: OK. We got paramedics on the way, but I’m going to stay on the phone in case you find out further.
Caller: OK, OK, thank you.
Dispatcher 1: Sir, is he on the ground or is he in the car?
Caller: Yes, he’s on the ground.
Dispatcher 2: Hello, you there still?
Caller: Yes, I’m still here.
Dispatcher 2: OK. All right. Your phone’s real staticky, but we’re still here.
Dispatcher 2: As soon as I know I’ll let you know how far away they are, too.
Caller: OK. OK.
Dispatcher 2: Are you with him right now?
Caller: Yes, I’m with him right now.
Dispatcher 2: OK, tell me how he’s breathing if you’re able.
Caller: Take it easy.
Dispatcher 2: You said he is breathing?
Dispatcher 1: Hello, sir, are you there?
Dispatcher 1: Hello?
Dispatcher 2: I heard a click …
Dispatcher 1: Yeah, I’m hearing that, too. Hello?
Dispatcher 2: Oh, his phone must have gone out of range. Looked like he was on a house phone so when he went to the exit he probably lost his connection. We do have help on the way, we should be there in just a couple of minutes.
Dispatcher 1: OK. We’re going, too.
Dispatcher 2: OK. Appreciate that. Thank you.
Dispatcher 1: You’re welcome.