Tiger Woods was driving at an “unsafe” speed of 140 mph, nearly double the legal limit, when he crashed his car in California in February, the Los Angeles County sheriff announced Wednesday. The golf star’s vehicle went off the road before rolling over several times in Ranchos Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles.
The reason for Tiger Woods’ recent accident is known. The famous golfer was driving at an “unsafe” speed of 140 km/h, almost double the legal limit. The golf star’s vehicle went off the road before rolling over several times in Ranchos Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, and Tiger Woods, 45, suffered a broken right leg.
“The primary cause for this accident was driving at an unsafe speed given the roadway conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve in the roadway,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference.”The estimated speeds at the first impact zone ranged from 84 to 87 miles per hour,” or 135 to 140 mph, he said. There is “no evidence of impairment” of his abilities at the time of the accident, or evidence of “inattentive driving,” and Tiger Woods has voluntarily allowed the results of the investigation to be made public, police officials said.
The golfer may have stepped on the gas pedal while attempting to activate the brakes when he lost control of the vehicle, police Captain James Powers suggested, although Tiger Woods himself has no recollection of the accident.
Investigators did not check Woods’ phone
Investigators did not check Tiger Woods’ phone or analyze his blood samples because of “the lack of evidence of any impairment or intoxication,” he added. Evacuated to Harbor-UCLA Trauma Center, Woods had undergone extensive surgery, including multiple open fractures in his right leg that required a metal rod to be inserted into his tibia and screws to strengthen the bones in his foot and ankle.
Three days later, he was transferred to Cedars-Sinai for orthopedic treatment. After three weeks in the hospital, he returned home to Florida where he continues to recover, but his future in golf is unknown.