Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is set to reveal the cause of Tiger Woods’ car crash on Wednesday. This comes after initial reports suggested that the cause from the crash would never be revealed. Tiger Woods suffered serious leg injuries due to the wreck.
TMZ Sports reported that authorities are expected to blame excessive speed to be the cause. Sources informed TMZ that Woods wrecked a 2021 Genesis SUV near Ranchos Palos Verdes in late February due to Woods losing control of his vehicle and authorities are pinning the crash on speed after their investigation in the matter.
The investigation determined that the SUV gained speed before crashing and that Woods “accelerated” at the time of the wreck. It has been unclear whether Woods was unconscious before the wreck or whether he was a distracted driver.
“A cause has been determined, the investigation has concluded,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said last week.
After the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department made a statement that they have determined the cause of the wreck and that the investigation has been concluded, they stated that they would not released the details of the crash due to privacy concerns for Woods.
“We have reached out to Tiger Woods and his personnel. There’s some privacy issues on releasing information on the investigation so we’re going to ask them if they waive the privacy and then we will be able to do a full release on all the information regarding the accident.”
Villanueva added that the investigators were able to retrieve “all the contents of the black box” that was in the SUV but unable to release any details at this time “without the permission of the people involved in the collision.”
Woods said that he did not know how the crash happened, and he didn’t remember driving. When a witness first approached the scene of the crash, Woods was unconscious, but a sheriff’s deputy said that Woods was in a state of shock and was able to answer simple questions.
Authorities have said there was no evidence Woods was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the wreck.