More news about the cause behind Tiger Woods‘ serious car accident has just been released. According to LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, the crash was a result of excessive speed and loss of control. “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,” he explained.
According to reports, Woods was driving between 82 and 87 miles per hour at the time of the crash, which is around 40 miles per hour above the speed limit.
There was also no evidence that the golfer attempted to brake before the accident. According to Captain Jim Powers, Woods likely hit the accelerator instead by accident. “When you panic … your initial thought is to hit the brake. It is believed he may have done that but hit the accelerator instead of the brake,” he explained.
Despite the speeding, Woods is not being charged with reckless driving or being issued a speeding ticket.
In response to the Sheriff Department’s statement, Woods tweeted a message thanking all those who helped him following the crash. “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,” he wrote.
“I am so grateful to both the good samaritans who came to assist me and called 911. I am also thankful to the LASD deputies and LA Firefighter/Paramedics, especially LA Sheriffs Deputy Carlos Gonzalez and LAFD Engine Co. #106 Fire Paramedics Smith and Gimenez, for helping me so expertly at the scene and getting me to safely to the hospital,” Woods continued.
“I will continue to focus on my recovery and family, and thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I received throughout this very difficult time,” he added.