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Updated April 7, 2021 at 2:55 PM CT

Woods was driving close to 90 MPH before crash

      Tiger Woods was driving about 40 mph over the speed limit when he crashed a loaned SUV and suffered serious injuries Feb. 23, Los Angeles County officials revealed Wednesday.

“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 of the roadway,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference.

Woods was traveling in an SUV loaned to him by the Genesis Invitational tournament headed to The Rolling Hills Country Club, to meet with director Peter Berg and NFL stars Drew Brees and Justin Herbert for the second and final shoot of a documentary series, Tiger Woods: My Game on Feb. 23 when his sport-utility vehicle veered across a median, hit a tree and overturned.

Woods was traveling 84-87 mph despite the 45-mph limit, Villanueva said.

Investigators believe Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake after losing control of his vehicle. Investigators reviewed the SUV’s data recorder.

Woods wasn’t asked to provide blood samples or his cellphone since investigators said they lacked probable cause to obtain those warrants.

Woods underwent multiple leg surgeries in the aftermath of the accident and is expected to miss several months of PGA Tour action.

He’ll also miss all The Masters related activities occurring this week.




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Attributes: AASNSports; LACountySheriff; TimesofLondo; LACountyFire; AP

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