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Tiger Woods crash update: high speed was the cause of the crash

Eugene Adams

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What happened 

Early on February 24th, Tiger Woods was involved in a single-vehicle accident in the Rancho Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles

The SUV he was driving left the road and flipped several times. Thankfully, none of the injuries he sustained were life-threatening. 

Cause of the crash

Today, law enforcement held a press conference about the crash. They reported that the data recordings from the vehicle showed that Woods did not break. He actually pressed down on the accelerate at a 99% rate. 

This data makes authorities believe he may have accidentally hit the gas instead of the break. 

They estimate that Woods’ hit a tree at 75 mph (in a 45 mph zone). 

Current condition

Woods was taken to a nearby hospital with several leg injuries. He has since returned home to Florida to recover. 

He has not been seen publically since the accident. However, it has been reported that he has been in contact with several fellow players. 

The full extent of his injuries remains unknown. 

Criminal chargers?

No criminal charges were filed, and none are expected. There was no evidence of any impairment or anything to suggest this was anything but an accident. 

When asked specifically about the possibility of a citation, Captain Powers had this to say:

“You can do it, but it would be kind of, I don’t want to say a waste of time, but a lot of the courts would dismiss it because it wasn’t observed by a police officer.” Captain James Power 

Los Angeles County Sherrif Alex Villanueva agreed with that assessment. He also expanded to say: 

“The decision not to issue a citation would be the same thing for anyone in this room for anyone who went through this same situation — a solo traffic collision. There’s no witness. It’s an infraction only, and we’re not going to issue a citation on an infraction not committed in a peace officer’s presence or an independent witness, period. That would apply to everybody.”-Sherrif Villanueva 

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