The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has finally disclosed the cause of Tiger Woods’ car crash in February, as excessive speed of 82-87 mph in a 45-mph zone.
Woods was driving in the Rancho Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles, en route to a golf course, when his SUV left the road and flipped before coming to rest on its side.
In a news conference Wednesday, law enforcement said that data recordings from the car show that Woods did not brake prior to the accident but did press on the accelerator at a “99 percent” rate.
Lomita Captain James Powers said investigators believe Woods accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.
The final estimated speed when Woods’ vehicle struck a tree was 75 mph.
Woods was taken to a nearby hospital with severe injuries to his right leg; he returned home to Florida several weeks later.