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Tiger Woods was unconscious in the immediate moments after his single-car crash last week in Southern California and later told authorities at the scene that he didn’t know how the accident occurred and that he didn’t remember driving at all, according to documents obtained.
just south of Los Angeles last week. He underwent surgery on multiple leg injuries, and . He and his team last provided an update on his condition on Sunday, when he across the sport.
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Tiger Woods was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said, noting that they were not life-threatening"On Feb. 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes," the sheriff's department said in the Twitter statement. "The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, where it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.
Reports: Woods doesn’t remember driving
Woods, according to a search warrant for the vehicle’s black box, was pretty out of it when deputies arrived to the scene of the crash in Rancho Palos Verdes on the morning of Feb. 23.
The documents, obtained by CNN, said Woods regained consciousness before sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene of the crash. While he remained sitting in the driver's seat of the vehicle with blood on his face and chin, Woods told the deputies he had no recollection of driving or how the collision occurred.
"The deputies asked him how the collision occurred. Driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving," the affidavit read. "Driver was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was asked there again how the collision occurred. He repeated that he did not know and did not remember driving."
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A witness also approached the vehicle after hearing the crash and noticed Woods was "unconscious and not responding to his questions," Deputy Johann Schloegl, the traffic collision investigator on the crash, wrote in the affidavit.
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Authorities have said that there is no evidence that Woods was impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time, andthe single-car crash to be “purely an accident.”
, however, and said that the department wants the car data in the black box to determine if criminal charges are necessary.
“We’re trying to determine if a crime was committed,” Schloegl. “If somebody is involved in a traffic collision, we’ve got to reconstruct the traffic collision, if there was any reckless driving, if somebody was on their cell phone or something like that.
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"We determine if there was a crime. If there was no crime, we close out the case, and it was a regular traffic collision.”
The department then walked back Villanueva’s statement about the contradicting information.
“The Sheriff spoke about the information known at that time, and said it appeared to be a traffic accident,” the department. “However, the traffic collision investigation is (on)going and traffic investigators have not made any conclusions as to the cause of the collision.”
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