Dublin Police Are "Investigating" Single-Car Accident That Injured Former Blue Jackets Defenseman James Wisniewski and PGA Tour Player Bud Cauley

By 1OB Staff on June 4, 2018 at 12:41 pm
Muirfield Village Golf Club on Sunday afternoon of The 2018 Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

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Dublin Police announced Monday that they're investigating a "serious" single-car accident that left PGA Tour player Bud Cauley and former Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski injured. Cauley was treated for "critical" injuries, according to Rex Hoggard and Todd Lewis of Golf Channel.

Here's the Dublin PD statement:

Police and Washington Township medics were called to the five-thousand block of Muirfield Court in Delaware County at 11:04 pm. Upon arrival, officers and medics found a severely damaged vehicle with four males suffering various injuries.

The three passengers were transported to a Columbus hospital with critical injures, where they are recovering. The driver was placed in custody and questioned by investigators. At this time, charges are pending the completion of the investigation.

Steve Gorten of The Dispatch first reported that Wisniewski was a passenger in the accident that occurred around 11 p.m. Friday night in Dublin, not far from Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Dublin PD's statement said the driver of the vehicle is in custody with "charges pending" completion of the investigation.

According to Cauley’s manager with IMG, he was treated for five broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a fractured lower left leg at a local hospital. Cauley was scheduled to play Monday’s 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier in Ohio and next week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic. He’s withdrawn from both events.

Wisniewski, who competed for Team USA at the recent Olympic Winter Games, lives in Dublin. World No. 1 golfer Justin Thomas was staying with Wisniewski this week, per The Dispatch, and told CBS Sports' Amanda Balionis after his Sunday round that Cauley was in good spirits and recovering from his injuries.

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