Tiger Woods had no recollection of his car accident on February 23 and believed he was in the state of Florida when a deputy sheriff interviewed him at a Los Angeles-area hospital after the accident.
Those were some of the new details included in 22 pages of a traffic collision report and supplemental reports released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Friday.
The incident report completed by Deputy Carlos Gonzalez concluded that Woods “was at fault in this collision for driving at an unsafe speed for road conditions (inability to handle a curve in the road).”
An analysis of the data from the black box recorder on the Genesis truck that Woods was driving that day concluded that it was traveling in a straight line, no brakes were applied, and no steering input was detected until a slight steering movement occurred at the end of the crash sequence.
“And [Woods] had applied the brakes to slow down or had driven to correct the direction of travel, it would not have hit the center median and the collision would not have occurred, “wrote Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Michael Downing in The report.
González wrote that when he found Woods inside his SUV overturned on the side of the road shortly after the accident, Woods was still in the driver’s seat with his seatbelt on.
“[Woods] he was acting in a manner consistent with someone who suffered a concussion due to being involved in a major traffic collision, “Gonzalez wrote.”[Woods] he was putting the deployed airbag back on the steering wheel. [Woods] he was unconscious during the collision and said he did not know how the collision occurred. “
The report said Woods had been knocked unconscious, had lacerations to his lower front jaw, bruises to his right and left ribs, a fractured right tibia and fibula, and a possible right ankle injury.
González noted in his report that Woods “had an open fracture in the mid-axis of his right leg below the knee” and “reacted to pain when being moved from the vehicle.”
It is concluded that what happened with Tiger Woods was simply an accident
The authorities ruled out that he was under the influence of any substance.
Due to Woods’ injuries, González said he was unable to perform field sobriety tests and found no alcoholic beverages, the smell of alcoholic beverages or prescription drugs in the truck. There was an empty pill bottle without labels in the front pocket of a backpack in the SUV, according to a supplemental report.
The report said Woods had low blood pressure, which “was consistent with the shock as a result of the collision and the injuries that [él] suffered. “A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain who treated Woods at the scene reported that he was” somewhat combative, “which was consistent with the impact caused by his injuries. Woods was administered morphine and Zofran while being transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Deputy Kyle Sullivan interviewed Woods as doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, stitched up the laceration on his chin. Sullivan wrote in his report that “Woods did not recall being involved in a traffic collision” and “thought he was currently in the state of Florida.”
Woods told Sullivan that he had no recollection after completing two long photo sessions the day before, and Woods said that he had not consumed alcohol or taken prescription medications the night before or that morning.
Justin Smith, who investigated whether Woods was incapacitated while driving the truck, interviewed responding officers and other first responders who treated Woods at the scene. The Los Angeles County Fire Department captain noted that Woods’ pupils “were neither precise nor restricted, which would have been indicative of narcotic analgesic influence.”
González told Smith that Woods’ responses to his questions “were not delayed and his speech was not slurred.”
Smith obtained camera footage of the parking area and reception at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where Woods had been staying. Smith noted that Woods “did not appear to have low dexterity and did not wobble or sway.”
Based on his research, Smith concluded that “there was no reason to believe that [Woods] he had been operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. “