According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Tiger Woods crashed his sport-utility vehicle in February, reaching speeds in excess of 80 mph in an area of 45 mph on a winding road near Los Angeles .
Villanueva said Woods was traveling between 84 and 87 mph when he lost control, crossing a middle and curb the opposite of the road. The vehicle hit a tree at an estimated 75 mph speed and was airlifted.
“The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions and the inability to move the curve of the road,” Villanueva said.
Villanueva said Woods was not cited for driving too fast and no criminal charges will be laid. He said there were no signs of loss or intoxication, and Woods was wearing his seat belt.
The captain of the Lomita Sheriff Station, James Powers, said the data was obtained from the vehicle’s event data recorder, colloquially known as a black box. The data showed that Woods had hit the accelerator during the entire accident, and the pressure on the pedal was 99 percent. Powers said he believed Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator while trying to apply the brakes.
Woods has no memory of the collision, and there were no witnesses to the crash.
Woods was not cited, Villanueva said, because California law usually requires either an independent witness or a law enforcement officer to see the excessive motion. He said Woods did not receive any special treatment, and no one would be cited for speeding in a single-vehicle collision without witnesses.
After the accident on the morning of 23 February Woods had to be removed from his SUV and taken to the hospital, where he underwent several surgeries for his right leg. Doctors involved in Woods’ care have not predicted Extremely difficult recovery From his injuries.
Woods crashed his car on a windy and tangled section of Hawthorne Boulevard, known for a car crash near Rancho Palos Verids, a coastal town in Los Angeles County. According to Sheriff Department data, 13 accidents occurred, four were injured, from January 3, 2020, within the 1.35-mile radius of Hawthorn Boulevard since February 23 of this year, which includes the site – a wooded crash.
That part of the road is also known for speeding. Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, the first emergency responder to arrive at the scene, said at a news conference in February that he had occasionally seen vehicles moving over 80 mph on Hawthorne Boulevard.
According to a diagram of the collision shown by the Sheriff Department, there were four spheres of influence. The first two were on the side of the median, the third was a curb and the fourth was a tree. Woods’ vehicle rolled several times before coming to a stop. After hitting the tree, his SUV went “airborne”, where it “pyrouted to some extent” according to Powers.
Woods was quickly taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery, and then transferred to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center for follow-up procedures. He spent several days in the hospital receiving treatment, although there is still some confusion about the exact nature of his injuries.
The acting CEO of Harbor-UCLA, Drs. Aneesh Mahajan said in a statement On the night following the accident, both bones had broken in several places in Woods’ lower right leg, tibia and fibula and were “open fractures”, meaning the bones pierced his skin.
The statement stated no injuries to Woods’ left leg, although Los Angeles County Fire Chief Darryl L. Osby had previously stated that Woods had “serious injuries” in both legs.
Woods had surgery, his fifth, in December 2020, the latest injury to slow his golf career. He has won just one major golf championship since 2008.
The February crash is not the first chance of Woods’ life, and the car is derailed by the accident. In 2009 he His SUV crashed into a fire hydrant Outside his Florida home in the middle of the night. He was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital in an ambulance, where he was treated.
But this incident is mostly remembered for what happened next and the downfall of his career. Woods had several reports of infidelity and a Apology in which he confessed to cheating on his wife. He lost several sponsors and moved away from golf for months. Woods and Eileen Nordgren eventually Divorced.
Woods was also arrested in Florida in 2017, after police found him Slept in my car by the side of a road at 3 o’clock Running with the engine. Woods blamed the incident on several prescription drug interactions, including vododin, and there was no alcohol in his system. He entered a diversion program for DUI offenders for the first time, and pleaded guilty to careless driving.
Capt Powers said there was no smell of alcohol, open containers or any narcotics in the vehicle or on Woods after the February crash. Woods told law enforcement investigators that he did not drink alcohol and did not take any prescription pills. Investigators did not obtain or test Woods’ blood.
Woods, who lives in Florida, was in Southern California to host the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles the weekend before the crash. Genesis Motor is a luxury vehicle division of Hyundai. Woods was driving a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV, which was provided to him during the tournament; He is Always known to drive himself In a courtesy car in the tournament.
Sheriff Villanueva said at a news conference last week that the cause of the crash had been determined, but cited California privacy laws saying it could not be released without Woods’ consent. Woods eventually waived his right to privacy and authorized the release of the report.