Tiger Woods, US sports legend, is currently recovering from a horrible roller crash some weeks ago in California, in which his vehicle was mangled and he himself had to be carefully extracted from it to receive treatment.
The prognosis is good. Woods survived and is recovering. His right leg too the brunt of the damage, requiring a number of lengthy surgeries to be patched back together, but doctors expect that he will make a full recovery.
Police had been somewhat quiet about the incident, waiting for the okay from Woods’ estate to speak on certain aspects of the incident.
This week, however, they made a major admission.
Tiger Woods was driving at least twice the speed limit — 84 mph in a 45 mph zone — when he crashed in Southern California in February, but there were no signs he was impaired and he will not face charges, authorities said Wednesday.
Woods’ Genesis GV80 SUV was traveling 84 mph to 87 mph on Feb. 23 when it crashed in Rolling Hills Estates, a scenic, wealthy suburban region of southern Los Angeles County, Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters.
The primary cause of the accident, Villanueva said, was “driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway.”
Woods was on the receiving end of some nasty speculation after the crash, as one CNN anchor unforgivably conjured a crass suggestion about the golfer’s previous public battle with substance abuse.