Cause of Tiger Woods crash won’t be released due to privacy concerns
The Los Angeles County sheriff said on Wednesday that the cause of Tiger Woods’s car crash in February has been determined but will not be shared right now due to privacy concerns.
“A cause has been determined, the investigation has concluded,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said live on social media, the Associated Press reported.
“We have reached out to Tiger Woods and his personnel,” Villanueva continued. “There’s some privacy issues on releasing information on the investigation, so we’re going to ask them if they waive the privacy and then we will be able to do a full release on all the information regarding the accident.”
Woods was in a severe car accident on Feb. 23 in which his Genesis SUV rolled over. He suffered multiple leg injuries that required surgery and didn’t leave the hospital until March 16.
Woods told authorities that he has no memories of the accident.
Authorities obtained a search warrant for the “black box” in Woods’s SUV to help ascertain the cause of the crash. Villanueva has maintained that the investigation in to the crash in not in criminal in nature and is being treated as an accident.
“We have all the contents of the black box, we’ve got everything,” he said. “It’s completed, signed, sealed and delivered. However, we can’t release it without the permission of the people involved in the collision.”
Greg Risling, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County district attorne,y told the AP that no complaints have been filed against Woods in connection to the crash.
Woods had previously been involved in a car accident in 2017. When authorities approached his car, he was asleep. Woods would later acknowledge that he had taken Ambien prior to the crash, though he did not say whether it was directly the cause of the accident.
A blood sample was not taken from Woods following the accident in February.
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