BEVERLY HILLS, April 07, (THEWILL) – As the investigations into the circumstances about which golfing superstar Tiger Woods crashed his SUV to the point of sustaining life-threatening injuries to his legs in February wrap up, details have emerged that paint a picture of how the single-car accident occurred.
On Wednesday, the police said Woods was doing 83 mph in a 45 mph zone prior to the crash and that they considered speed to be the primary factor in the accident.
This was revealed in findings of the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Office released, though they had previously stated that they would not reveal details surrounding the crash for the sake of Woods’ privacy. However, the release may be predicted on the determination of the police that Woods would not face any criminal charges as a result.
After being rescued from the crash site on the 23rd of February, the 45-year-old underwent emergency surgery for “comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower tibia and fibula.” The surgery was considered a success, and Woods returned back home in Florida to continue his recuperation.
As reported by THEWILL, in a statement at the time of his leaving the hospital, Woods expressed his gratitude to the medical staff who provided life-saving intervention during his emergency saying: “Thank you to all the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough.
“I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”
Data gathered from the black box in Woods’ SUV supplied evidence that he gained speed as he was losing control of the vehicle. The investigation showed no proof that Woods was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the crash, and the police did not subpoena his phone records to determine if he was using a cell phone as at the time the crash occurred.
THEWILL recalls that Woods was previously arrested for a DUI in 2017.