The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department now says that the sole reason for Tiger Woods’ February 23 single-car crash was that he lost control after speeding 83 MPH in a 45 MPH zone.
The determination was made by looking at the crash scene and reviewing the black box data from Woods’ automobile, investigators say. Officials also noted that Tiger waived his right to privacy over the police investigation into the crash and authorized the accident report’s public release, TMZ said.
Insiders told TMZ that the five-time Masters’ winner was driving too fast and lost control ahead of the accident. Officials have no speculation for why he was driving at such an excessive speed.
Previous reports claimed that the crash scene showed that the 45-year-old Woods never applied the brakes before the impact that so suddenly stopped his vehicle.
According to testimony from a bystander who was first on the scene, Woods was found unconscious immediately after the wreck.
But first responders reported that the golf great was conscious and responsive when they arrived at the scene. The 45-year-old player was also conscious and alert when he was pulled from the wrecked auto. However, Woods is said to have no memory of the accident.
TMZ also noted that insiders told them that Woods seems to have accelerated just before the crackup.
Curiously, officials did not subpoena Woods’ cell phone records to determine if he was talking or even texting at the time of the wreck.
Still, in March, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva insisted that Woods was afforded no special treatment during the investigation but added no charges were expected to be filed against the player.
Woods was released from the hospital on March 16 after undergoing surgery on both his legs to repair the severe injuries suffered in the crash.
Woods is reportedly convalescing in Florida.
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