ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (AP) – A man found Tiger Woods unconscious in a crushed SUV after the golf star crashed into a Southern California car, officials said in court documents obtained on Friday.
The man, who lives near the site in Rolling Hills Estates, heard a crash and made his way to the SUV, wrote John Schloegl, deputy sheriff of Los Angeles County.
The man told officers that Woods would not answer his question. Carlos Gonzalez, the first deputy at the scene, said Woods was able to talk to him and answer basic questions. Woods later told officers both at the scene and at the hospital that he did not know how the collision occurred and he could not remember driving the car.
Law enforcement had not previously disclosed that Woods lost consciousness after the crash. Authorities have previously said the SUV had overturned, although Schloegl̵7;s description of the crash did not include that.
The information comes in a statement of a possible cause for seeking approval of a search warrant for the Genesis SUV’s data recorder, known as the black box.Schloegl requested information from Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. The crash happened around 7 a.m. on Feb. 23.
“I believe the data will explain / why the collision happened,” Schloegl wrote.
Representatives for the sheriff declined to say what had been discovered in the recorder.
“LASD has not released any additional information at this time,” Deputy spokesman Du Busky said in a statement on Friday. Collision “
The man mentioned in court documents did not immediately return a request for comment from The Associated Press.
Woods drove the 2021 GV80, produced by Hyundai’s luxury brand, as the host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club.The SUV struck off the streets of Los Angeles County and crashed on a downhill track. It is known that the remains
Dr. Andre Campbell, trauma surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, said it is not uncommon for patients from major vehicle accidents to lose consciousness or lose their memory, especially if: Had head injuries
“This is really credit to modern engineering that he is alive,” said Campbell, who was not involved in Woods and often speaks of injured patients.
Campbell said the loss of consciousness could last for just a few seconds, a few minutes, or even a few hours. He said the loss of memory may never return.
“Many times people will tell you that ‘I don’t remember what happened,’ ”he said.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods drove alone in good weather, had no evidence of impairment, and the crash was “an accident only”.
Schloegl once told USA Today. He did not ask for a search warrant for Woods’ blood samples, which can be screened for drugs and alcohol.
In 2017, Woods checked himself in a clinic for help handling prescription drugs after being charged for a DUI in Florida.
The crash injured Woods’ right leg, which required prolonged surgery to stabilize his tibia and fibula in his right leg. Combined screws and pins are used for ankle and foot injuries.
It was the 10th surgery of his career and took place two months after his fifth post surgery.Woods never went all year without playing, dating back to his first PGA Tour at the age of 16. In high school