Tiger Woods told MPs, who responded to his single vehicle accident last week, that he did not know how the accident played out and did not remember driving, USA Today reported Thursday.
USA Today cited a copy of the search warrant affidavit used by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to obtain the black box in the SUV Woods was driving.
“The MPs asked him how the collision took place,” says the affidavit. “The driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving … The driver was treated at the hospital for his injuries and asked again how the collision occurred. He repeated that he did not know and himself don’t remember driving. “
The black box contains data on speed and acceleration, braking sequence, steering angle changes and other instrument activities.
A sheriff’s assistant said Wednesday the arrest warrant was a given in LA County and was viewed as part of the department’s due diligence.
“We’re trying to determine whether a crime has been committed,” said Sheriff’s deputy John Schloegl. “If someone is involved in a traffic accident, we have to reconstruct the traffic accident, if there was reckless driving, if someone was on their cell phone or something. We determine if there was a crime. Crime, we’re closing the case and it was a regular traffic accident. “
Woods, 45, was injured in an early morning car accident near the border between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, California, last week. Emergency personnel got him out of his car and took him to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
He underwent surgery on Tuesday to treat multiple injuries to his right lower leg, including inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional screws and pins were needed in the leg and he was treated for muscle and soft tissue injuries. He was treated again last Friday.
Woods was subsequently transferred to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.