Tiger Woods was driving between 84 and 87 miles per hour when he crashed his SUV in Southern California late February, an accident that left the professional golfing legend with serious injuries and in need of surgery, law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday morning.
Sheriff’s department officials disclosed the findings on Wednesday, about a week after L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he couldn’t release the full details of the crash due to privacy concerns. Officials said Woods has since waived his right to privacy, allowing them to disclose the details, which Villanueva said would have remained private otherwise.
Law enforcement said that the speed limit for that portion of road was 45 miles per hour, and also explained that Woods, after striking the median in a 2021 Genesis GV80, likely struck a tree at about 75 miles per hour. Woods, who was alone, was on his way to a photo shoot at the time of the accident.
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