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Tiger Woods was speeding when he smashed his SUV in February, which left the 45-year-old golf legend with genuine wounds, specialists said Wednesday. His vehicle was going somewhere in the range of 84 and 87 mph in a region outside Los Angeles with a 45 mph speed limit, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news meeting.
"The essential causal factor for this car accident was driving at a speed risky for the street conditions and the powerlessness to arrange the bend of the street," Villanueva said.
On February 23, Woods struck a middle around 7 a.m. neighborhood time in Rolling Hills Estates. His vehicle went off of the street, hit a tree and turned over in a territory known for mishaps. Woods went through weeks in the clinic subsequent to going through a medical procedure and is presently recuperating at home.
Refering to the vehicle's information recorder, police found that Woods "coincidentally" hit the gas pedal rather than the break after he struck the middle, which caused high rates all through the impact. The vehicle was voyaging 75 mph when it struck a tree.
The sheriff repeated there was no proof that Woods was hindered and said it was not proper to give Woods a field restraint test given the genuine idea of his wounds at the scene. He said Woods and his group have been helpful all through the examination.
Sheriff appointees explore the scene where Tiger Woods slammed his SUV on February 23, 2021. /Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times by means of Getty© Provided by CBS News Sheriff representatives examine the scene where Tiger Woods slammed his SUV on February 23, 2021. /Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times by means of Getty
"As agents talked with him at the scene, and at the emergency clinic, those inquiries were posed and there was nothing to demonstrate inebriation," said Captain James Powers.
Villanueva said his office didn't give a reference in light of the fact that the speeding wasn't seen by a cop or witnesses and didn't include another consideration — which is division strategy. The sheriff additionally denied giving Woods extraordinary treatment during the examination.
In an articulation Wednesday, Woods said thanks to the appointees and firemen who reacted to the February crash. "I will keep on zeroing in on my recuperation and family and thank everybody for the mind-boggling backing and support I've gotten all through this extremely troublesome time," he said.
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