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.
The L.A. County sheriff says “excessive speed” caused Tiger Woods’ SUV crash. Says the 15-time major champion was driving more than 80 mph in a 45 mph zone. @BNCNews
— Anthony Amey (@AnthonyAmey) April 7, 2021
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.
Picture of the collision scene: pic.twitter.com/kPxROUS7TP
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) April 7, 2021
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.
The golfer spoke out about the crash on Wednesday afternoon thanking first responders.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 7, 2021