During an April 7 press convention, Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated one of the first causes of the golf legend’s February 23 crash was driving at 84-87 mph in a 45 mph zone in addition to not being capable of negotiate the curb on the roadway. The last estimated velocity when Woods’ automobile struck a tree was 75 mph.
“There were no citations issued and no signs of impairment,” Villanueva stated, including that the athlete was not given particular remedy. During the presser, police additionally shared that Woods’ foot was 99 % on the fuel petal in any respect factors of influence and the brake was by no means hit. Authorities imagine he panicked and unintentionally hit the fuel as an alternative of brake, however it’s hypothesis since Woods cannot bear in mind this element.
Police additionally famous that they didn’t examine his telephone for texting and do not imagine he was on his telephone. After the press convention, Woods launched an announcement on Twitter expressing gratitude to the primary responders who helped him.
“I am so grateful to both of the good Samaritans who came to assist me and called 911,” he wrote on social media. “I am also thankful to the LASD Deputies and LA Firefighter/Paramedics…for helping me so expertly at the scene and getting me safely to the hospital. I will continue to focus on my recovery and family, and thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I’ve received throughout this difficult time.”