Tiger Woods was driving at an excessive and dangerous speed at the time of his serious car accident in February, according to a new police report. For the Los Angeles sheriff, only this speeding explains the vehicle leaving the road.
The first elements of the investigation put forward a possible drowsiness of Tiger Woods. But the findings of a new expert’s report indicate that the American golfer was driving almost twice too fast when he was the victim of his serious car accident near Los Angeles on February 23.
Los Angeles Police said on Wednesday the vehicle was traveling at 135-140 km / h (84-87 mph), while the limit was set at 70 km / h (45 mph), before crossing two lanes in the opposite direction, from get out of the way and roll over several times. The images of the caracasse had testified to the violence of the shocks. The sheriff then explained that Tiger Woods was very lucky to be alive.
According to data from the car’s computer system, a Hyundai Genesis, Tiger Woods did not slow down in the twisty portion where the accident occurred. The 45-year-old star is said to have even accelerated because of a slope which, as the Los Angeles Times explains, sometimes surprises drivers. The road is also considered accident-prone. Before Tiger Woods, thirteen other accidents were recorded in this sector during the last twelve months.
Dangerous speed, the only cause of the accident
For the police sheriff, excessive speed is the only cause of this departure from the road. There is no longer any question of falling asleep. This hypothesis was quickly put forward, in particular because the accident had occurred in the early hours of the morning. The conclusions of the investigation, however, confirm that all the tests for alcohol, drug use and drug consumption were negative.
Tiger Woods was described as calm and lucid when he was taken in by the emergency services. He had to undergo a quick emergency operation for multiple open fractures in his right leg. The surgery included inserting a metal rod into the tibia and screws to strengthen the bones of the foot and ankle. The star of the PGA Tour was then able to return home to Florida, after three weeks of hospitalization. His future in golf remains uncertain.