Tiger Woods was touring greater than 40 mph over the pace restrict when he crashed his car in late February, in accordance with authorities.
Throughout an April 7 press convention, Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned one of many major causes of the golf legend’s February 23 crash was driving at 84-87 mph in a forty five mph zone in addition to not being in a position to negotiate the curb on the roadway. The ultimate estimated pace when Woods’ automotive struck a tree was 75 mph.
“There have been no citations issued and no indicators of impairment,” Villanueva mentioned, including that the athlete was not given particular remedy. Throughout the presser, police additionally shared that Woods’ foot was 99 p.c on the fuel pedal in any respect factors of impression and the brake was by no means hit. Authorities imagine he panicked and by chance hit the fuel as an alternative of brake, however it’s hypothesis since Woods cannot bear in mind this element.
Police additionally famous that they didn’t test his cellphone for texting and do not imagine he was on his cellphone. After the press convention, Woods launched an announcement on Twitter expressing gratitude to the primary responders who helped him.
“I’m so grateful to each of the nice Samaritans who got here to help me and referred to as 911,” he wrote on social media. “I’m additionally grateful to the LASD Deputies and LA Firefighter/Paramedics…for serving to me so expertly on the scene and getting me safely to the hospital. I’ll proceed to give attention to my restoration and household, and thank everybody for the overwhelming help and encouragement I’ve obtained all through this troublesome time.”