Tiger Woods was driving at speeds up to 87mph (135km/h) when he was involved in a serious car crash in February, the Los Angeles Police have said.
Los Angeles county sheriff Alex Villanueva stated on Wednesday that the speed – which ultimately led to Woods hitting a tree at 75mph – was “unsafe”.
The 15-time major winner sustained severe leg injuries in the single vehicle accident crash on February 23.
It has left major doubts over whether he will ever play professional golf again.
Last month the LA county sheriff’s department said that it had determined the cause of the accident – however cited privacy concerns as it decided not to disclose the details of the crash.
But speaking on Wednesday, Villanueva said the primary cause of the accident was driving at a “speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway”.
The sheriff’s department has previously stated that drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash.
Investigators did not obtain a search warrant for Woods’s blood samples, which could be used to determine levels of drugs or alcohol in the golfer’s system.
Sheriff’s deputy John Schloegl said last month that first responders had reported Woods was alert after the crash and pointing at Woods’ 2017 arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence in Florida after he was discovered passed out, he added: “We can’t just assume that somebody’s history makes them guilty.”
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