Golfer Tiger Woods was "seriously injured" in a car crash after hitting a fire hydrant and a tree in Florida early Friday morning at 2:25 AM. The crash, at low speed, did not deploy the airbags of his Cadillac Escalade.
But that's to be expected. U.S. regulations require deployment of airbags in crashes at least equivalent in deceleration to a 23 km/h(14 mph) barrier collision, or similarly, striking a parked car of similar size across the full front of each vehicle at about twice the speed.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, charges are pending.
CNBC's Darren Rovell says he's fine — via his spokesperson, of course.
But this brings up the only question we've got — why he was driving in anger, intoxication or blindness at 2:25 AM right after Thanksgiving dinner? Could The National Enquirer tailing a 34-year-old NYC woman rumored to be having an affair with the 33-year-old former Buick spokes-golfer have something to do with it? Our thought is maybe. [via Deadspin, Florida Sentinel]