Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a press conference on Wednesday that Tiger Woods was driving an estimated 84-87 mph in a 45-mph zone when he crashed his SUV on Feb. 23 in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) confirmed that the primary cause of the crash was Woods driving at an unsafe speed.
Villanueva said, “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. Estimated speed at the first area of impact was 84-87 mph and the final estimated speed when the vehicle struck the tree at 75 mph. There were no citations issued and there were no signs of impairment.” He also stated that the department did not have probable cause to conduct a sobriety test and did not issue a search warrant to access phone records to see if Woods was distracted.
According to LASD, officers felt it was inappropriate to do a field sobriety test due to the state of Woods’s injuries. At the scene of the accident, officers reported that Woods was conscious, and no charges were issued against Woods.
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