Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor said Friday that Nordegren used a golf club to smash out the back window and get her husband out of the car, WFTV reported.
Nordegren told officers she was in their house when she heard the accident and came outside.
"My two officers arrived to the scene and found Tiger Woods laying on the ground in front of his vehicle with his wife over him rendering first aid," Saylor said.
Woods was in and out of consciousness when the officers arrived, had lacerations to his face and was bleeding, Saylor added.
In her e-mail Saturday evening, Montes wrote, "The Florida Highway Patrol will not address any other statements that have been circulating throughout this incident, unless those statements were made specifically by this agency."
Earlier, Montes told the Associated Press that investigators were "trying not to get on the rumor mill," amid various published reports on the accident not independently confirmed by ABC News.
Reports of the accident put the golfing world on edge. The Highway Patrol put out a release Friday afternoon saying, "Injuries: Serious." It said Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital in Ococee, Fla. But a spokesman for the highway patrol later said its reports always classify people's conditions as serious if they are taken to a hospital.
Woods' publicist, Glenn Greenspan, released a statement later Friday afternoon: "Tiger Woods was in a minor car accident outside his home last night. He was admitted, treated and released today in good condition.''
The hospital, through Greenspan, later put out a similar version of the one-line release.
"There's no bigger name in sports than Tiger Woods and there are few names on earth bigger than Tiger Woods," Brennan told ABCNews.com. "News like this hits and it reverberates like an earthquake in the world of sports."
Police said charges Friday charges were "pending." They provided no details beyond their initial release.
Investigators said alcohol was not involved, but they did not know what caused the crash. The Associated Press reported that the vehicle's airbags did not deploy.
Officials said Woods pulled out of the driveway at his residence and began to drive on Deacon Circle when he struck the hydrant.
Woods reportedly owns a home in an exclusive subdivision called Isleworth, near Orlando. Orange County property records indicate his home is valued at $2.4 million.
Currently ranked the number-one golfer in the world, Woods was the highest paid professional athlete in 2008. He earned an estimated $110 million from winnings and endorsements.
It was Woods' seventh victory worldwide in 2009 and his first in Australia.
Woods has been one of golf's great success stories. His personal biography says he has won 93 tournaments, 71 of them on the PGA Tour. He won the Masters Tournament four times, the PGA Championship four times, and three Open Championships.
No other active golfer has as many career victories. No other golfer has won as much money.
Woods learned to play golf as a child and his father Earl served as his mentor and teacher.