Tiger Woods looks on prior to the trophy ceremony after the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Woods was injured in a serious car accident on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. | Ryan Kang, Associated Press
Golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a major single-car crash on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles.
Woods sustained “non-life-threatening injuries” and suffered “compound fractures,” according to CNN, but is now recuperating.
Here are the latest updates from the incident.
Tiger Woods crash cause has been revealed
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that Tiger Woods was driving 83 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone at the time of his horrific crash that left him hospitalized, according to CNBC.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the crash happened because Woods was not driving in a safe manner, CNBC reports.
There was no evidence that Woods was intoxicated or impaired at the time of the crash.
Investigators to review black box of Tiger Woods’ car for new details
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will review new data from the black box — a system normally found in airplanes but also in cars that records information that can be used to provide evidence in crashes — in the car Woods drove before his crash in February, according to CNN.
The car is a Genesis SUV.
The department told CNN it has a permit to review the black box data, but had “no additional information regarding the recovered data.”
Sheriff’s Deputy John Schloegl told USA Today that this is not a criminal investigation. But the review is due diligence.
“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 cellphone or something like that,” Schloegl said. “We determine if there was a crime. If there was no crime, we close out the case, and it was a regular traffic collision.”
Woods is going to a new hospital
Woods has been transferred to a new hospital in Los Angeles after his major car accident earlier this week, according to a statement.
Woods was reportedly transferred to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Woods will transfer to the hospital for “continuing orthopedic care and recovery,” the hospital said.
Dr. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, told CNN that Woods has been moved.
“On behalf of our staff, it was an honor to provide orthopedic trauma care to one of our generation’s greatest athletes,” he said.
Golf star Rory McIlroy responds to Woods’ accident
Four-time major golf tournament winner Rory McIlroy recently responded to the tragic car accident of Tiger Woods.
Mcllroy responded to questions about whether Woods would ever play golf again, saying that Woods is lucky to be alive, according to CNN.
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