The superstar rolled over at 140 km / h near Los Angeles at the end of February. Could Tiger Woods press the accelerator instead of the brake?
US golf star Tiger Woods drove almost twice as fast as allowed in his serious car accident in California at the end of February. Woods was driving his SUV at up to 87 miles per hour (140 km / h) at the time of the accident, said Los Angeles sheriff Alex Villanueva on Wednesday. The maximum speed in the area is 45 miles per hour, or around 72 kilometers per hour.
“The main cause of this traffic accident was a speed that was unsafe for the road conditions and an inability to negotiate the corner,” said Villanueva. According to the authorities, there is no evidence that the 45-year-old was distracted at the time of the accident.
Cop James Powers said Woods may have accidentally pressed the accelerator when he was about to brake. The police did not check Woods’ cell phone or blood tests during their investigation, Powers said. The reason is that there was no evidence of a reduction in Woods’ driving ability or alcohol or drug use. According to his own statements, the athlete himself does not remember the course of the accident.
Woods’ SUV had gone off the road in Ranchos Palos Verdes, south of Los Angeles, in late February and rolled over several times. The golfer suffered serious injuries to his right leg and had to undergo an operation. He is currently recovering at his Florida home.
The 45-year-old is one of the most successful golfers in history. He won 15 major tournaments in his career.