Police waiting for Woods permission to release details of crash


Tiger Woods (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles County Sheriff has confirmed that his department has concluded their investigations into Tiger Woods’ SUV crash but are unable to release the details without Woods’ consent.

The 15-time Major winner is recovering at home after sustaining serious leg injuries in the February smash where his jeep careened off the side of a highway, turning over before Woods had to be cut out of the vehicle. The now 45-year old has since had a rod inserted into his right tibia with further screws and pins inserted into his foot and ankle.

Los Angeles County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva has confirmed that the incident remains an accident, but is awaiting publication of the full report into his team’s findings before hearing from Woods.


“A cause has been determined and an investigation has concluded,” he said. “However, we have reached out to Tiger Woods and his personnel and there are some privacy issues on releasing information on the investigation.

“We are going to ask them if they can waive the privacy, and then we will be able to do a full release on all the information regarding the accident.We have the contents of the black box, everything completed, signed, sealed and delivered but we cannot release it without the permission of the people involved in the collision.”

Villanueva did stress, however, that, “It still remains an accident. Nothing has changed on what we learned from the course of the investigation. Everything we did turned out to be accurate.”


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