LAPD: Tiger Woods’ car crash caused by high speed, hit tree

Los Angeles County authorities said speed caused Tiger Woods’ rollover car crash that left the famous golfer seriously injured on Feb. 23. Woods was driving over 80 mph in a 45 mph zone.
2:48 | 04/08/21

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Transcript for LAPD: Tiger Woods’ car crash caused by high speed, hit tree
We turn next tonight to the Tiger Woods crash. Tonight, authorities say he was going up to 87 miles per hour at the time of the crash, in fact, hitting the tree at 75 miles per hour. Saying speed was the cause of the crash and that there will be no charges. Also saying there was no special treatment in this case. Here's our chief national correspondent Matt Gutman from California tonight. Reporter: Tonight, six weeks after that crash nearly sheared off the front of Tiger Woods' car, the L.A. Sheriff's department concluding speed alone caused the wreck. 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 O the roadway. Reporter: He was going up to 87 miles per hour, nearly twice the 45-mile-per-hour speed limit. And according to the investigation, the car's so-call Ed black B that instead of slamming on the brakes, woods hit the gas. It is believed he hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. Reporter: His car went rocketing over a median, across a road, through brush and then crashing into a tree at 75 miles per hour. But the car still had momentum. The impact of the vehicle when it hit the tree caused the vehicle to go airborne and do a somewhat peer wet, landing on its side. Reporter: Police say woods' driving was unsafe, but not reckless and not under the influence. No open containers in the vehicle and no evidence of medication in the vehicle or on his person. Reporter: Authorities say he won't even be cited for speeding, because there were no witnesses to the accident. The sheriff insisting woods got no special treatment. And tonight, woods tweeting a statement thanking fist responders who pried him out of that crumbled SUV for "Helping me so expertly at the scene and getting me safely to the hospital." There, woods underwent emergency surgery. Doctors inserting a medal rod in his right tibia to stabilize the shattered bones. Screws and pins implanted into his foot and ankle. Injuries which have forced the golf great to undergo a series of additional procedures. Woods missing out on his beloved masters tournament this week. The return to glory! Reporter: Which he won in spectacular fashion in his last comeback in 2019. Celebrating his fifth masters with that hug from his son. David, you can still see the path that Tiger Woods' SUV carved through the vej lake behind me. Now, I have been speaking with senior officials at the L.A. Sheriff's department and they continue to insist that woods received no special treatment. They say it's doubtful that anyone driving that car in that accident would have been cited and they say that's primarily because there were no eyewitnesses, no traffic cameras out here and no police officers to document it. David? All right, Matt Gutman live in California. Thank you, Matt.

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