Tiger Woods likely never took his foot off the accelerator before the car he was driving smashed into a tree last month, according to a new report.
There’s no evidence that Woods slowed down or hit the brakes as he careened off the road and into a tree shortly after 7am on a Tuesday morning.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating what happened and sources told TMZ the startling new revelations about the crash, which Woods cannot remember.
Experts slammed the sheriff’s department handling of the single-vehicle accident on February 23 after police didn’t test Woods for drugs or alcohol despite signs he’d been inattentive or asleep at the wheel.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on the day of the crash that Woods was lucky to be alive following the accident that crushed both his legs, but added officers “did not see any evidence of impairment.”
The next day Villanueva announced the crash was “purely an accident” and said there had been no need to bring in a drug recognition expert (DRE) to evaluate Woods for impairment.
But multiple forensic experts have said the known evidence suggests Woods was inattentive or asleep when his SUV left the road.
Accident reconstruction experts said Woods’ failure to remember driving that day was enough reason to bring in a DRE.
Former New Hampshire state trooper and now president of Crash Experts, which analyses accidents, Charles Schack, believes Woods should have been tested.
“I would have thought that you would have him evaluated by a DRE to see whether or not there are some physical clues beyond the operation that would point to impairment,” Schack said.
“To an untrained person, sometimes the effects are a bit more subtle, and require a bit more in-depth examination to bring out the evidence of impairment.”