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Probe Reportedly Finding No Evidence Tiger Woods Tried to Slow Down Before Crash

Probe Reportedly Finding No Evidence Tiger Woods Tried to Slow Down Before Crash
A vehicle rests on its side after a rollover accident involving golfer Tiger Woods along a road in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles on Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

By    |   Saturday, 20 March 2021 01:03 PM

There's no evidence Tiger Woods attempted to slow down before his horrific rollover crash last month, it was reported Saturday.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ it appeared Woods never took his foot off the gas or attempted to hit the brakes as his SUV veered off the road and rolled down a steep hillside.

TMZ said the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had been studying Woods' SUV, the crash site, and evidence that included data from the SUV's black box.

Although TMZ said it had been told Tiger approached the scene of the crash driving in "normal" fashion and not speeding, evidence indicated he accelerated and was speeding when he lost control.

"We are not releasing any further information at this time," an agency spokesman told the New York Post reported Saturday.

Woods, 45, reportedly was conscious and alert when pulled out through the front windshield of the crumbled luxury Hyundai  Genesis GV80 following the wreck in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Feb. 23.

The Sheriff's Dept. said Woods told one of the first responders he had no recollection of the crash.

Soon after the crash, the Sheriff said there was no evidence of impaired driving or alcohol. The department never attempted to get a warrant to draw blood in order to test for medications.

Earlier this week, Woods’ Twitter account posted a message saying he had returned to his South Florida home where he continues to recover "and working on getting stronger every day."

"I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks," the statement read. "Thank you to all the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough."

Woods suffered multiple fractures in the crash. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center chief medical officer Anish Mahajan detailed the extent of Woods' injuries in a statement posted to the golfer's Twitter account.

"Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center," said Dr Mahajan said. "Comminuted open fractures affecting the upper and lower of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling."

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