Authorities have confirmed that Tiger Woods was over speeding by driving at a pace that was twice the speed limit at that area before crashing.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Wednesday that prior to the crash, the veteran golfer was driving at 84-87 mph on a downhill road that had a speed limit of 45mph
According to reports, accidents and crashes are rampant at that downhill stretch with drivers moving at high speeds. As a result, the place has an emergency exit for runaway cars just beyond the point where Tiger Woods was hurt.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva blamed the crash squarely on too much speed which saw the golf man lose control of the vehicle.
However, the detectives behind the case did not seek search warrants for his blood samples that could have assisted in screening for alcohol or drugs after the athlete admitted that he had not used any alcohol or medication prior to the crash.
A tweet from the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff’s Department revealed that Woods was injured in the wreck of the car which “sustained major damage.”
So serious was the crash that firefighters and Paramedics had to remove Woods from the car using the “jaws of life,” with Woods’ manager Mark Steinberg telling Golf Digest the star athlete had suffered multiple leg injuries in the crash and was undergoing surgery.
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.” Said Steinberg.
At the time of the crash, Woods was recovering from a fifth back surgery, which took place two months earlier.
In the meantime, his emergency surgery following the road accident required the insertion of a rod, screws, and pins to stabilize his leg, according to a statement on his Twitter account.
The golf legend was “awake, responsive, and recovering” after the surgery at the Harbour-UCLA Medical Center, added the statement.