LA County Sheriff says excessive speed caused Tiger Woods’ crash

Feb 23, 2021; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA; The vehicle of Tiger Woods after he was involved in a rollover accident in Rancho Palos Verdes on February 23, 2021. Woods had to be extricated from the wreck with the “jaws of life” by LA County firefighters, and is currently hospitalized. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Hill-USA TODAY

Tiger Woods’ accident in February was caused by excessive speed and failure to negotiate a curve, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press conference in downtown Los Angeles that there were no signs of impairment for Woods, who will not face any citations or charges for the crash on Feb. 23.

“The primary cause or factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway,” Villanueva said.

Villanueva said Woods’ Genesis SUV was traveling an estimated 84 to 87 mph on a stretch of road that has a speed limit of 45 mph.

Woods, 45, sustained severe leg injuries after the SUV struck a raised median, crossed through two oncoming lanes and uprooted a tree before rolling over in Rolling Hills Estates, just outside of Los Angeles.

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Villanueva said Woods and his representatives have been cooperative during the investigation and permitted the release of the findings. Villanueva initially cited privacy concerns for not releasing the findings earlier.

–Field Level Media