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PremierLeague-News.Com - Excessive speed was ruled the primary factor in the crash, but the golfer will not face charges for travelling at twice the speed limit
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Golfer Tiger Woods was driving at “excessive speed” when his car veered off the road and crashed in February, leaving him with serious injuries.The golfer was travelling at 87mph in a 45mph area when he lost control of his 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV on the rural outskirts of Los Angeles on 23 February, according to a police report, before crashing through a barrier, hitting a tree at 75mph and flipping his car.The crash, which did not involve any other vehicles or any passengers, happened on a stretch of road on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Pales Verdes, described at the time by police officers as an accident black spot.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Mr Woods had been en route to film a TV show, but was instead rushed to hospital with a shattered leg, which left him needing multiple surgeries.No charges are anticipated over the incident, LA County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday, after excessive speed was judged to be the primary factor in the crash.Investigators did not seek a blood sample from Woods, according to the LA sheriff’s office, because there was “no probable cause” to believe the golf legend – who has a previous charge for driving under the influence – was under the influence of drugs of alcohol.LA county sheriff Alex Villanueva said that Mr Woods has been “very cooperative” with investigators, but maintained it was “absolutely false” that the golfer had received “special treatment” over the failure to screen him for drugs or alcohol.He 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.”Justifying the decision not to take a blood sample, the sheriff said: “Without the signs of impairment, we don’t get to the point where we can author a search warrant… that is not preferential treatment, that would occur at any collision of this type, based on these circumstances.
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. He added: “There was no odour of alcohol, there were no open containers in the vehicle, and there were no narcotics or any evidence of medication in the vehicle or on his person.”Mr Powers said it is believed the golfer had “inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal” during the crash, with data from the vehicle’s data recorder showing no attempt to brake.Mr Woods continues his recovery in Florida, sitting out the golf season.He said last month: “Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.“Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough. “I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”
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