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American News Apr 7, 2021 5:40 PM EST

BREAKING: Police reveal the cause of Tiger Woods' car crash

Woods was not impaired during the incident, police say.

BREAKING: Police reveal the cause of Tiger Woods' car crash
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal, QC

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The cause of legendary golfer Tiger Woods' car wreck two months has been made public by the Los Angeles County police department on Wednesday.

Police say Woods was driving 84 to 87 mph outside of Los Angeles in an area with a 45 mph speed limit. Police said that the crash was caused purely by Woods' speed. It is believed Woods lost control of the vehicle and that he may have hit the accelerator rather than his brake pedal.

Woods was not impaired during the incident, police say.

Woods, 45, told investigators that he did not remember what caused the crash and that he did not remember driving.

The super-star golfer had been recovering from back surgery from months prior, in hopes of playing in the Masters tournament, which begins on Thursday.

A search warrant for Woods' blood samples from the accident was not pursued, with police believing the incident was "purely an accident," says ABC 6.

Statement from accident:

After the accident in February, Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, said Woods was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery. The statement provided an update on Woods' health as well as details from surgeons at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

"We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time. As previously communicated, Tiger was involved in a single-car accident earlier this morning in California. He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital."

"Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscle to relieve pressure due to swelling." - Anish Majajan, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

"He is currently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room. Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fire Department. Your support and assistance has been outstanding."

"There are no further updates at this time and we continue to thank you for your well-wishes and privacy for him and his family. -TGR"

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