LOS ANGELES: Tiger Woods was driving at almost double the 45 mph speed restrict when he crashed in California in February, Los Angeles County‘s sheriff stated Wednesday.
Woods’s SUV was travelling at up to 87 miles (140 kilometers) an hour earlier than it flew off the street and flipped a number of occasions in the course of the accident in Ranchos Palos Verdes, leaving the 15-time main champion with a shattered proper leg.
“The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway,” stated Alex Villanueva.
“Estimated speeds at the first area of impact were 84 to 87 miles per hour.”
There had been “no signs of impairment,” or proof of any “distracted driving,” and Woods voluntarily allowed the outcomes of the investigation to be made public, officers stated.
Woods, 45, might have inadvertently hit the automotive’s accelerator whereas trying to press the brakes upon dropping management, Captain James Powers stated, though Woods himself doesn’t recall the incident.
Investigators didn’t verify Woods cellphone or take a look at his bloodwork as a result of there was “no evidence of any impairment or intoxication,” Powers instructed a press convention.
The golfer underwent hours of surgical procedure to restore his shattered decrease proper leg and ankle, which included the insertion of a rod into his tibia and screws and pins to stabilize the joint.
He is now recovering at his residence in Florida.
Woods, whose 82 US PGA titles are degree with Sam Snead for the all-time win file, gained the 2019 Masters for his first main title in 11 years to full an astonishing comeback after a number of again surgical procedures.