Speed cited as primary cause for Tiger Woods’ California crash

Woods' car was traveling between 84 and 87 miles per hour, which is twice the post speed limit in the area he was driving.

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A crane is used to lift a vehicle following a rollover accident involving golfer Tiger Woods, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles. Woods suffered leg injuries in the one-car accident and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Excessive speed was the primary cause of the crash that left Tiger Woods with injuries in February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday. 

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County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods’ car was traveling between 84 and 87 miles per hour on February 23, which is twice the posted speed limit in the area he was driving. 

His car, a 2021 Genesis SUV, was still traveling about 75 miles per hour when it crashed.

No evidence of impairment or intoxication was found. 

Before the crash, Woods was on his way to a television shoot. 

He received multiple injuries in the crash, including shattered tibia and fibula bones in his lower right leg. 

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The golfer spoke out about the crash on Wednesday afternoon thanking first responders.