Tiger Woods driving at 87mph in 45mph zone at time of car crash, police say

Tiger Woods driving at 87mph in 45mph zone at time of car crash, police say

The Guardian

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  • Police reveal details of crash that left golfer seriously injured
  • Officials have said drugs and alcohol not a factor in accident

Tiger Woods was driving at speeds up to 87mph (140km/h) in a 45mph zone when he was involved in a serious car crash earlier this year, Los Angeles police revealed during a press conference on Wednesday.

Los Angeles county sheriff Alex Villanueva said the speed was “unsafe for the road conditions” and Woods did not brake in the run-up to the collision, perhaps because he pressed the accelerator instead of the brake pedal in a state of panic. Villanueva said Woods will not receive a citation over the crash and blamed the incident of Woods’s excessive speed and loss of control of the vehicle.

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