Rough driving has been identified as the main cause of the dramatic collision of golf star Tiger Woods on 23 February. The incident took place outside Los Angeles, California.
The 45-year-old drove off the road, hit a tree and rolled around several times with the car. Rescue crews had to use a metal bar and ax to rescue the superstar from the wrecked car.
He kept a speed of up to 138 km / h when he left the road, Los Angeles police said at a press conference on Wednesday night. When he collided with the tree, the speed must have been around 120 km / h.
The speed limit on site is 72 km / h.
One theory is that Woods must have made a mistake with the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal. James Powers of the LA police stated during the press conference that the accelerator pedal was depressed with 99 percent strength at the time of the accident.
Woods sustained foot injuries as a result of the collision and underwent emergency surgery at Harbor Hospital UCLA Medical Center.
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The police have previously stated that the profile avoids charges, and sticks to the conclusion. They believe nothing criminal has happened.
Several media on Wednesday asked questions about why this is not considered criminal, but received the same answer as last time:
– This was an accident. We treat it like an accident, says Los Angeles Police Chief Alex Villanueva.
“There was no trace of alcohol or other narcotics in Woods’ car,” said Los Angeles Police Chief James Powers.
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No blood sample was taken from the 45-year-old. The mobile phone was also not checked for whether he texted messages or used it at the time of the crash.
Police point out that the Woods tenant has been very cooperative during the investigation.
The area he drove in is considered prone to accidents.
In mid-March, he published a statement that he had been discharged and would continue his rehabilitation in his own home:
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