Tiger Woods was found to be driving between 82-87 mph in a 45 mph zone moments before crashing his car into a embankment on February 23.
Investigators examined the vehicle’s data record through the black box, saying Woods was driving at an unsafe speed and there were no signs of braking.
The data has also led investigators to believe that Woods “inadvertently hit the accelerator” and at the point of impact the car decelerated to 75 mph.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 7, 2021
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that there were no signs of impairment and the department “never got to a point where we can authorize a search warrant” to get Woods’ blood samples.
Lomita Sheriff Station Capt. James Powers reiterated that deputies on-scene had no reason to believe drugs or alcohol were involved.
“There was no odor of alcohol,” Lomita Sheriff Station Capt. James Powers said. “There were no narcotics or evidence of medication on his person.”
Woods suffered multiple leg injuries and was treated at both Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. On March 16, Woods said he was home and starting a recovery process.
“I am so grateful to both the good Samaritans who came to assist me and called 911,” Woods said in a statement Wednesday. “I will continue to focus on recovery and family, and thank you everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I’ve received through this very difficult time.”
The road where Woods crashed is known to have multiple accidents.
“That stretch of road has had quite a few accidents over the years. From January of last year, to Tiger Woods incident… 13 accidents, four of them with injuries,” Villanueva said on the day after the accident. “This is an accident, not a crime. Unfortunately accidents do happen.”