Authorities have just finalized their investigation into Tiger Wood’s serious car crash from the morning of February 23.
This crash has put his career to a screeching pause. Woods was not able to participate in the Masters Tournament, which he won two years ago.
Social media and news outlets have spent the past few months speculating about the cause of the crash. According to The New York Times, Woods was driving 40 miles per hour over the regulated speed limit. He then crashed his sport-utility car after losing control on a curve.
His car had crossed over the median, hit the curb, struck a tree, then went sailing into the air before eventually hitting the ground. Tiger Woods’ estimated speed was between 84 and 87 miles per hour, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who worked on the case.
Now, Woods is responding to the crash, the speculation, and the conlusion on social media.
He wrote, “In the last few days, I received word from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that their investigation regarding my traffic accident back on February 23rd in Los Angeles has been completed and closed. I am so grateful to both of the good samaritans who came to assist me and called 911.”
Woods concluded by saying: “I will continue to focus on my recovery and family, and thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I’ve received throughout this very difficult time.”
Woods Receives No Charges
Some on social media questioned the reckless driving or speeding incident didn’t result in a Citation for Woods. “The investigation concluded you were driving 40 to 45 mph over the posted speed limit. Any other citizen would be cited for reckless driving and speeding,” one user wrote.
However, Tiger Woods receives no citations for driving too fast and has no criminal charges. There were also no signs of intoxication or impairment. He had his seatbelt on. The lack of citations is because under California law a witness must be present for charges to be given for excessive speed.
The lack of charges has nothing to do with “special treatment.”
Woods has been spending the past month recovering from very serious leg injuries. He broke both of the bones in his lower right leg and there were open fractures on his leg.
It is unclear if and when Tiger Woods may potentially return to his career golfing.