Police Unveil Cause Of Tiger Woods’ Car Crash – Speeding 45 MPH Over Limit

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Detectives have finally concluded what caused Tiger Woods’ car crash on Feb. 23.

Woods was seriously injured after he struck a raised median just outside of Los Angeles around 7 a.m. Woods’ Genesis SUV crossed two oncoming lanes and uprooted a tree on a downhill road with a history of wrecks. Currently, Woods is in Florida recovering after undergoing multiple surgeries.


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A large amount of speculation has surrounded the circumstances of Woods’ accident. After the crash, Woods told deputies that he did not remember driving and had no idea how the accident occurred. According to NBC News, Sheriff Alex Villanueva called the crash “purely an accident” and claimed Woods showed no evidence of impairment. Investigators did not seek a warrant for a blood screening despite the pro golfer’s previous history. In 2017, Woods checked into a clinic following a DUI charge in Florida. 

Detectives obtained a warrant for the data recorder in Woods’ SUV. At first, Villanueva revealed that while investigators had discovered the cause of the crash, authorities could not share any information with the public until receiving permission from the pro golfer. 


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On a Wednesday press conference, police finally revealed that Woods was driving 87 mph before his SUV crashed, which was more than 45 mph over the legal speed limit. The recorder showed that the pro golfer was traveling between 68 mph and 86.99 mph before he failed to complete a curve in the road. Villanueva also reiterated Woods showed no evidence of impairment. Police did not check if the golfer was texting and driving. 

Shortly after the formal announcement, Woods shared a statement with fans on Twitter. See the full post below.

For more on the crash’s cause, check out the video below. 

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