Tiger Woods may not be seeing his two children for some time. According to a recent report, the golfing legend sent his son and daughter away after his horrific car wreck. Woods was alone in the SUV at the time of the Feb. 23 crash.
An “insider” spoke with the gossip blog Hollywood Life to explain why.
“Tiger has been in contact with his kids, but while he recovers, he’s fine with them being with (his ex-wife Elin Nordegren) in Florida,” the insider told HollywoodLife. “He feels that it would be too dramatic for them to see their dad hurt. He’s reassured them that he’s getting better each day and everything’s going to be all right. Everyone’s taking things day by day.” The exes have two children: daughter Sam, 13, and son Charlie, 11.
Police Issue Search Warrant on Tiger Wood’s SUV
TMZ is also reporting that a Los Angeles County judge signed off on a search warrant for Tiger Woods’ SUV for alleged misdemeanor reckless driving.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has said the preliminary assessment is that the wreck was “purely an accident.” But investigators are now probing the wreckage for evidence of a potential crime. The search warrant allows them to retrieve the “black box” from the vehicle, which records the speed and several details at the time of the crash.
However, police haven’t said why they requested the search warrant or if any new evidence was discovered. Villanueva has only said a search warrant is just an investigation tool.
“The investigators in the accident, or the collision, they did a search warrant to seize in essence the black box of the vehicle,” Villanueva said Wednesday, according to Fox News. “And that’s all it is. They’re going to go through it and see if they can find out what was the performance of the vehicle, what was happening at the time of impact. And with that, they’ll have more information they can attribute the cause of the accident. And that’s all it is, and we’ll leave it at that, OK?”
Police have said they don’t believe Woods was speeding or under the influence at the time of the wreck. Crash experts told USA Today that the most likely cause was that he fell asleep.
“To me, this is like a classic case of falling asleep behind the wheel, because the road curves and his vehicle goes straight,” automobile crash expert Jonathan Cherney told the paper.
Woods has repeatedly told investigators he doesn’t remember the crash or even driving that morning, TMZ reported.