US Tiger Woods: Investigators to examine data from the black box of the car golfer was driving in crash
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A fifth back surgery kept Tiger Woods out of the field at this week's 2021 Genesis Invitational, but it didn't keep him away from his hosting duties. Woods, 45, made his PGA Tour debut at Riviera Country Club in 1992 as an amateur at just 16 years old and…Woods, 45, made his PGA Tour debut at Riviera Country Club in 1992 as an amateur at just 16 years old and has served as the Los Angeles-area tournament’s host since 2017. During Sunday’s final round the 82-time winner on Tour appeared with Jim Nantz on the CBS broadcast to talk about his Tiger Woods Foundation entering its 25th year, what he’s been able to do while recovering from back surgery and what he’s seen this week from outside the ropes.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will retrieve data from the black box in the Genesis SUV courtesy vehicle that golf legendbefore
The department told CNN in a statement it executed a search warrant for the black box but had "no additional information regarding the recovered data."
Speaking toSheriff's Deputy John Schloegl said Tuesday the development was just due diligence and he didn't consider the probe a criminal investigation.
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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.
"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," Schloegl told the. "We determine if there was a crime. If there was no crime, we close out the case, and it was a regular traffic collision."
When CNN reached out for clarification on the warrant, the department declined to provide further information.
Authorities have previously saidbut they would have to pull the black box event recorder from the vehicle to make that determination.
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Woods was driving last Tuesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, shortly after 7 a.m. PT when his SUV crossed a median and veered across two lanes of road before hitting a curb, hitting a tree and landing on its side in the brush, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said last week.
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He is believed to have been traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash, authorities said. There were no skid marks or other indications of braking, according to the sheriff.
The 45-year-old sustained injuries to his leg that required a rod, screws, pins and a surgical release of the muscle covering -- which surgeons likely believed would save his leg from amputation, emergency physician Dr. Jeremy Faust told CNN
Woods in a Sunday tweet, "It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts."
His words came afterSunday as a tribute to Woods.
"To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time," Woods added.
Tiger Woods Crash: Sheriff's Department Executes Warrant to Obtain Black Box Data .
The investigators will go through the box to get more information on the cause of the accident.A rep from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department tells ET, "Traffic collision investigators are continuing the investigation into the cause of the collision involving Mr. Woods.