Police investigating Tiger Woods’ automotive accident have confirmed the Golf icon was travelling at virtually twice the authorized velocity restrict on the time of his crash.
The 45-year-old was launched from hospital earlier this month after sustaining various critical accidents when his SUV overturned in Los Angeles on February 23.
Woods was the only real occupant in his car which struck a median strip, rolled and got here to a relaxation on its facet close to a steep highway.
Talking on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated the first reason for the accident was driving at a “velocity unsafe for the highway situations and the shortcoming to barter the curve of the roadway.
“Estimated speeds on the first space of influence have been 84-87mph and the ultimate estimated velocity when the car struck the tree was 75mph.”
The velocity restrict on the stretch of highway the place the accident occurred is 45mph.
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Sheriff Villanueva added: “There have been have been no citations issued and there have been no indicators of impairment.”
In Might 2017, with 5 pharmaceuticals in his system, Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving underneath the affect when he was discovered asleep on the wheel of his automotive and later pleaded responsible to reckless driving.
Officers stated they don’t consider Woods was utilizing his telephone on the time of the accident however that he might have inadvertently pressed the accelerator as an alternative of the brake when he realised he was shedding management.
Woods was sporting his seatbelt and the airbags within the car had deployed. The previous world primary needed to be pulled out via the windscreen.
Woods had been at Riviera Nation Membership as host of the Genesis Invitational, however was not competing following latest again surgical procedure.
On the day of the accident he was seen on CCTV heading to a scheduled photoshoot and Captain James Powers of Lomita Station acknowledged that Woods was “driving very regular, very gradual. He made full stops at two cease indicators and stopped for a site visitors sign earlier than coming into the freeway.”
Powers stated the occasion knowledge recorder from Woods’ car confirmed that its “acceleration pedal proportion was at 99 in any respect the areas of influence of the collision.
“There was no proof of braking all through this collision; it’s speculated and believed that Tiger Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator as an alternative of the brake pedal.
“He doesn’t have any recollection of the incident.”
In a press release on Twitter, Woods thanked the “good samaritans” who got here to his help and regulation enforcement officers and paramedics on the scene.