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L.A. County Sheriff to Release Tiger Woods Crash Report

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The golf star was injured during an accident in February when his vehicle went off the road and crashed onto a hillside.

What We Know:

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva gave updates on the investigation into Woods’ crash at a conference Wednesday morning. The investigation was completed last week, but details were being withheld due to privacy concerns.
  • According to CNN, Woods was driving in an SUV 26 miles outside of L.A. on February 23rd when around 7 pm his vehicle approached a curve in the road. The Sheriff indicated that Woods meant to hit the brakes but apparently stepped on the gas pedal instead. The black box recovered from the car revealed no braking had occurred and that Woods was traveling at speeds up to 87 mph in a 45 mph zone.
  • The crash developed when Woods struck a highway sign, causing him to cross the center divider and veer off the road. The car continued for a distance through shrubbery until it hit a tree at approx. 75 mph, sending it airborne before landing.
  • Woods suffered cuts to his face and severe injuries to his right leg. When authorities found Woods, he appeared “dazed and confused,” with no recollection of the crash or that he was driving. Capt. James Powers stated that Woods was not under any medication or drinking at the time of the crash.
  • This is not the first car-related incident Woods has been involved in. In 2009, Woods crashed his car into a fire hydrant outside his home, knocking him unconscious. In 2017, Woods was arrested after police found him asleep at the wheel on the side of the road with his car was still running. He blamed the incident on prescription meds and pleaded guilty to reckless driving.

Following the crash, Woods spent weeks in the hospital and is now recovering at his Florida home. Doctors predict he will have a long road to recovery, and Woods had not spent a year away from golf since he began playing when he was 16 years old.

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