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The Los Angeles County sheriff said Woods traveled more than 82 mph in the 45 mph zone and instead of braking accelerated before an impact.

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Tiger Woods mistook him in Florida when he was interviewed by deputy sheriff at a Los Angeles-area hospital after he crashed his car in February, according to a 22-page crash report revealed. New details on collision sequence and aftermath

Among the disclosures in the report:

The legendary golfer’s blood pressure was “too low to take any painkiller” shortly after the crash.

An empty bottle of medicine was found in the backpack at the scene, with no label or any indication of what was inside.

According to data from the Woods’ black box recorder, it went in a straight line without detecting the steering wheel input until some of the steering movement was recorded at the end of the recorded collision sequence.

“If (Woods) applied the brakes to reduce his speed or steer to correct the direction of travel, he would not collide with the center median and a collision would not occur,” said the report on information provided by Sergeant Michael. Downing.

over: Tiger Woods drove more than 82 mph before the crash, it was unclear if he was conscious, the sheriff said.

The 22-page report was obtained by USA TODAY Sports after the sheriff’s department announced Wednesday that the cause of the crash in Woods was “unsafe speed driving and the inability to negotiate road bends.”

The data report’s conclusions raised questions about whether Woods attempted to negotiate the curve as he traveled at over 82 mph in the 45 mph zone.

Instead of staying with his lane as it curves to the right, Woods walked straight into the median shortly after 7am local time on February 23.He hit the curb, cut a wooden sign and drove into the lane. The opposite, before crashing into a tree and rolling over in Rolling Hills Estates, in the southern part of downtown Los Angeles. He sustained a broken bone injury in his right leg that could jeopardize his golf career.

After hitting the median, he traveled hundreds of feet without evidence of braking. Woods used the accelerator 99% replacement at the last second before bumping into the rising median that separates the north and south lanes of the road, according to the report. Woods also told detectives that he couldn’t remember driving.

Jonathan Chearney, a former Southern California police detective, examined the scene on Feb. 24 and said: “It’s like the classic case of having to sleep behind the wheel, because the road curves and his car is straight.”

The collision report added to that idea, said Cherney, who was not involved in the sheriff’s investigation. But now works as a forensic fault rehabilitation specialist.

“The information here supports that he is unconscious,” Cherney said Wednesday. “I see the brakes off all the time, I can’t see the steering at all. (Until the late end of the recorded collision sequence), that does not imply an emergency steering, this is inconsistent with someone waking behind the wheel. “

Another official report, Justin Smith, said, “There is no reason to believe (Woods) used a motor vehicle while the alcohol / drug was impaired.” Smith relied on this information from interviews with officials. On the day of the crash, Smith interviewed a doctor who described Woods’ pupils as “slightly sluggish.” The injuries that Woods suffered from the collision.

The sheriff captain said Woods’ low blood pressure “was consistent with the shock as a result of the crash and (Woods) injury remained,” the same captain Woods said. They “quite fight” when they try to treat him at the scene. It was also determined to reflect the trauma that Woods sustained.

Associate Kyle Sullivan reported that he interviewed Woods at the hospital after the crash that day, while Woods’ face was stitched injured.

“Then I asked (Woods) if he could tell me what happened in the traffic collision,” Sullivan wrote. Woods “told me he couldn’t remember. That he was involved in a traffic collision (Woods) thinks he is now in Florida. “

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods would not be cited as there were no independent witnesses and no peacekeeping personnel noticing the sequence of clashes.

This is Woods’ third driving incident since 2009, when he was cited for reckless driving after crashing into a fire hose and a tree outside his home in Florida. One witness then said Woods was unconscious at the scene, according to police.

In 2017, police found Woods asleep at the wheel in Florida and arrested him for drunk driving. A toxicology report later revealed he had a number of drugs in his system, including the sleeping pills, Ambien, painkillers, Vicodin, and THC. He checked into a clinic that year for help with drugs that manage pain and treatment. Sleep He confessed to driving recklessly.

Follow journalist Brent Schrotenboer @Schrotenboer Email: bschrotenb@usatoday.com

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