Living golf legend Tiger Woods’ recent automobile accident has become a hot topic of discussion once again this week, after a strange detail came to light.
Woods was involved in a terrible rollover crash just days ago, suffering severe injuries to his right leg that required lengthy and complex surgery.
Immediately after the crash, one CNN anchor would unforgivably suggest that perhaps Woods was driving impaired, based solely on the athlete’s very public struggle with opioids some years ago.
Law enforcement originally stated that there was no reason to believe that anything foul was afoot in the crash, but a new piece of information from the responding officers could change that.
Responding officers found Woods unconscious and trapped after the legendary golfer crashed a 2021 Genesis SUV, USA Today reported Wednesday, citing a police affidavit. Authorities said they used tools to pry him out of the vehicle.
“The deputies asked him how the collision occurred,” the affidavit read. “Driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving… 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.”
Carlos Gonzalez, a deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, was the first to arrive on the scene. He told NBC News’ “Today” show last month that Woods was able to identify himself immediately after the wreck but wasn’t “aware” of the severity of his injuries.
The computer in Woods’ vehicle would also be examined.
Authorities believe the information on the luxury SUV’s “black box” would show the speed the vehicle was traveling before it crashed. TMZ Sports reported that the sheriff’s department got the search warrant to seize the device because a judge believed there was “probable cause” to believe Woods committed a crime.
The local sheriff tried to downplay that legal wrangling, passing it off as somewhat standard procedure.
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