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Tiger Woods car crash caused by speed – Police

Los Angeles County authorities said Wednesday speed caused the car crash that left golf legend Tiger Woods seriously injured.

In a news conference Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the accident was also due to Woods’ “inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway.”

Woods was driving at an estimated 84 to 87 mph (144kmph) during the Feb. 23 accident in Southern California, Villanueva said. Woods was driving in a 45 mph zone, according to The Associated Press.

Woods’ car rammed into a tree trunk

It’s believed that Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Capt. James Powers said.

The golfing great showed no signs of impairment, Villanueva added, noting that an accident was not a crime.

Woods’ team gave permission for the details to be released, Villanueva said Wednesday, adding that under California law, these reports are confidential unless the release is approved by those involved.

Woods said in a March 16 statement that he was back home in Florida and continuing his recovery.

In a statement Wednesday Woods thanked the good Samaritans and first responders who rushed to the scene. He added, “I will continue to focus on my recovery and family, and thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I’ve received throughout this very difficult time.”

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