The cause of the Tiger Woods crash has been confirmed by the Police as excessive speed, and his inability to navigate the curvy road where he eventually crashed his car.
He was also reported to be driving 75 mph at the time of the crash, according to Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Villanueva says Tiger Woods had been driving at speeds between 84 and 87 mph leading up to crash, clearly an unsafe speed for the curvy road where Tiger was driving on Feb. 23.
Captain Jim Powers who also responded to the Tiger Woods crash, noted that there was no evidence Tiger tried to brake before the collision, but investigators now believe Tiger inadvertently stepped on the gas instead of the brake when he realized he was losing control, based on information taken from the vehicle’s data recorder.
“When you panic … your initial thought it to hit the brake. It is believed he may have done that but hit the accelerator instead of the brake.”
Officials also note Woods showed no signs of impairment and no evidence of prescription medication, illegal drugs or alcohol was found at the crash scene.
Tiger also told investigators he did not drink or take meds before getting behind the wheel.
Officials also say there is no evidence Tiger was a distracted driver — specifically, they do not believe he was texting on his cell phone during the crash.
For his part, officials say Tiger told investigators he has no recollection of the collision … “So he’s not even aware of the speed until it was presented in this case.”
When asked why Tiger wasn’t cited for speeding, Captain Powers explained since no police officer personally witnessed the speeding, it likely would have been thrown out in court. Instead, they decided it wasn’t worth the trouble.