Sheriff: Tiger Woods was driving about 40 mph over limit before crash
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Golf star Tiger Woods was driving about 40 miles per hour over the posted speed limit before he crashed his SUV in February, the Los Angeles County sheriff said Wednesday.

“The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway,” LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press conference.

The sheriff said Woods was driving between 84 and 87 miles per hour, while the Genesis SUV he was driving was going around 75 mph when it crashed into a tree.


The sheriff said the posted speed limit in the area was 45 mph.

Woods crashed in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, on Feb. 23. He suffered serious injuries during the crash, but he was able to go home and recover in March.

“There were no citations issued and there were no signs of impairment,” Villanueva said.

Villanueva denied that there was any special treatment given to Woods.

The sheriff said no speeding ticket can be issued because the speed was not observed by an independent witness or a police officer. A reckless driving citation cannot be issued because Woods was only speeding and didn’t disobey any other road laws, the sheriff said.

Woods said he does not remember the crash and police said he can not attest to what speed he was going during the incident.