New evidence has revealed that Tiger Woods was driving almost twice the speed limit when he crashed, leaving him seriously injured, according to The L.A. Times.
Due to the excessive speed and the inability to negotiate the curve in the roadway Tiger Woods Veered off of the road.
Woods was driving a borrowed Hyundai Genesis SUV when he crashed and suffered serious ankle and leg injuries.
It is reported that the injuries that Woods sustained could threaten his legendary golf career.
Investigators examined the SUV’s advanced data systems to determine Woods reached speeds of 84 to 87 mph around the time of the crash.
Woods’ SUV crossed through two oncoming lanes and uprooted a tree before rolling over.
Last year 13 motorists crashed near the same site.
All but two of the 13 drivers were found to be at fault.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said it’s easy for a driver to pick up speed on the downhill stretch, where gravity alone creates momentum.
Woods is currently in Florida recovering from multiple surgeries.
Villanueva said that detectives had determined what caused the crash but declined to release details, citing unspecified privacy concerns.
Investigators did not seek a search warrant after the crash for a blood sample from Woods.
“I know there’s been a lot of concern about, was he [receiving] any treatment any different than anybody else — he did not. He received the same treatment everybody else would receive,” Villanueva said.
“One, there’s no obvious evidence of impairment, and he’s a compound fracture in a horrendous scene. Our concern shifts to humanitarian, you know, life preservation, those kinds of things. And the accident becomes secondary.”
From The L.A. Times:
Detectives, however, did obtain a search warrant for the data recorder of the 2021 Genesis GV80, known as a black box. Villanueva, up until Wednesday, would not say what data had been found in the black box.
Woods told investigators he had no recollection of what happened.
Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, the lead crash investigator in the case and the first deputy to arrive at the scene, has said publicly that he did not observe anything that led him to suspect Woods was under the influence of any substance and so had no legal grounds for testing him for alcohol, narcotics or prescription drugs. Woods was calm and lucid, he added. In February, Villanueva said no evidence suggested the golfer’s actions rose to reckless driving.
The sheriff also has said the golf superstar did not get special treatment from his office.