Woods driving twice the speed limit before crash

Sports | ASSOCIATED PRESS 9 Apr 2021

Tiger Woods was driving nearly 144.84 kilometers per hour - twice the posted speed limit - on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV and crashed in a wreck that seriously injured the golf superstar, authorities said.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva blamed the February 23 crash outside Los Angeles solely on excessive speed and Woods' loss of control behind the wheel.

Woods, 45, will not face any citations for his third high-profile collision in 11 years.

The area had a speed limit of 72km/h.

There was no evidence that Woods tried to brake, and investigators believe he may have inadvertently stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal in a panic.



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