New Details on Tiger's Crash Night Released

Paramedics thought it was a case of domestic violence

By Jonathan Balthaser
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 2:54 PM EDT
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Police and gossip-mongers are still trying to sort out exactly what happened on the fateful night Tiger Wood's secrets began to unravel.

Details of  what transpired that night are still unclear, but new information gleaned from documents released by the Florida Highway Patrol Friday indicate that paramedics were concerned that domestic violence had occurred when they arrived on the scene.

The ambulance crew  would not allow his wife to ride with him to the hospital because they thought it was a case of domestic violence.

It's unclear why the EMTs were under this impression. A police officer who responded to the scene of the accident said he never heard anyone mention domestic abuse, and does not know why the paramedics thought it had happened, according to the Associated Press.

The first responders arrived to find Tiger splayed out on the street by his home, dazed and bleeding from his lips. The back window of his SUV was smashed out after he had driven it into a nearby fire hydrant, and his wife Elin Nordegren was "frantic, upset," according to Windermere police Chief Daniel Saylor.

The couple told cops Nordegren has smashed the window with a golf club so she could unlock the door and get her husband out.

Woods has repeatedly denied that his wife struck him at any point.

"Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage, ever," Woods said during a televised apology to his wife, family and fans last month.

Nordegren also gave two bottles of pain pills to officers on the scene, telling them that Woods had taken the medication earlier in the day.

Highway patrol investigator Cpl. Thomas R. Dewitt have requested security tapes from Wood's home several times, but the golfer's lawyer told him that Woods didn't know how the camera worked or how to retrieve the videotape.

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