Thursday, April 08, 2021

Tiger Woods Driving Twice the Speed Limit Before Crash

Back in February professional golfer Tiger Woods rolled his SUV in a single car crash on the highway outside Los Angeles [click here if you missed that]. 

Data from his vehicle shows he was driving 87 mph and never slowed down before the crash...

Tiger Woods was speeding when he crashed his SUV in February, which left the 45-year-old golf legend with serious injuries, authorities said Wednesday. His vehicle was traveling between 84 and 87 mph in an area outside Los Angeles with a 45 mph speed limit, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news conference.
"The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway," Villanueva said.
Citing the vehicle's data recorder, police found that Woods "inadvertently" hit the accelerator instead of the break after he struck the median, which caused high speeds throughout the collision. The vehicle was traveling 75 mph when it struck a tree.
The sheriff reiterated there was no evidence that Woods was impaired and said it was not appropriate to give Woods a field sobriety test given the serious nature of his injuries at the scene. He said Woods and his team have been cooperative throughout the investigation.