Tiger Woods was unconscious within the quick moments after his single-car crash final week in Southern California and later advised authorities at the scene that he didn’t know the way the accident occurred and that he didn’t remember driving at all, in line with paperwork obtained by CNN and USA Today.
Woods’ car crashed on a winding stretch of road simply south of Los Angeles final week. He underwent surgical procedure on a number of leg accidents, and remained hospitalized through the weekend. He and his workforce final offered an replace on his situation on Sunday, when he thanked golfers for honoring him with his iconic red and black look throughout the game.
Reports: Woods doesn’t remember driving
Woods, in line with a search warrant for the car’s black field, was fairly out of it when deputies arrived to the scene of the crash in Rancho Palos Verdes on the morning of Feb. 23.
The paperwork, obtained by CNN, stated Woods regained consciousness earlier than sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of the crash. While he remained sitting within the driver’s seat of the car with blood on his face and chin, Woods advised the deputies he had no recollection of driving or how the collision occurred.
“The deputies asked him how the collision occurred. Driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving,” the affidavit learn. “Driver was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was asked there again how the collision occurred. He repeated that he did not know and did not remember driving.”
A witness additionally approached the car after listening to the crash and observed Woods was “unconscious and not responding to his questions,” Deputy Johann Schloegl, the visitors collision investigator on the crash, wrote within the affidavit.
Sheriff’s division investigating crash
Authorities have stated that there isn’t a proof that Woods was impaired by medication or alcohol at the time, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva initially declared the single-car crash to be “purely an accident.”
Sheriff’s deputy John Schloegl contradicted Villanueva on Tuesday, nevertheless, and stated that the division needs the automobile knowledge within the black field to find out if prison fees are crucial.
“We’re trying to determine if a crime was committed,” Schloegl said. “If somebody is involved in a traffic collision, we’ve got to reconstruct the traffic collision, if there was any reckless driving, if somebody was on their cell phone or something like that.
“We determine if there was a crime. If there was no crime, we close out the case, and it was a regular traffic collision.”
The division then walked again Villanueva’s assertion in regards to the contradicting info.
“The Sheriff spoke about the information known at that time, and said it appeared to be a traffic accident,” the division said in a statement. “However, the traffic collision investigation is (on)going and traffic investigators have not made any conclusions as to the cause of the collision.”
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