Police Reveal Speeding Was The Cause Of Tiger Woods Crash
Tiger Woods was speeding 40 mph faster than the legal speeding limit before he crashed his SUV in late February. The Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva revealed more details about the crash and what led to it.
In an early Wednesday news conference, Villanueva told reporters that Woods was driving between 84 and 87 mph in a 45 mph zone. Woods’ sports utility vehicle was going an estimated 75 mph when it crashed into a tree and began rolling over.
“The primary causal factor for the collision was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions and being unable to negotiate the curve,” said Villanueva. The police added that Woods continued to accelerate and did not hit the breaks before he crashed. Police believed that he may have inadvertently hit the acceleration instead of the breaks before the crash.
JUST IN: Official says primary cause for Tiger Woods crash was “driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway.”
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Furthermore, no charges will be filed against the legendary golfer. “Woods was not cited for driving too fast, and no criminal charges will be filed,” Villanueva said.
The police added that the 45-year-old golfer was not impaired or intoxicated at the time of the crash. In addition, police said that the golfer was wearing his seatbelt.
The county sheriff denied claims that the police had given the golfer preferable treatment. ″I know there are some saying that somehow he received a special or preferential treatment any, any of some kind, that is absolutely false,” the sheriff said.
The golfer was alone when his SUV crashed and rolled over. Woods was trapped inside his car and had to be extracted by emergency medical services. The golfer was taken to the hospital and had to undergo emergency surgery on his lower right leg for significant orthopedic injuries.
Woods has no recollection of the crash.