Tiger Woods doesn’t seem to care Moments before its devastating crash He may have fallen asleep while driving the luxury SUV he was driving, according to a report citing car accident experts in forensics.
The 45-year-old bond legend has been driving 2021 Genesis GV80 Alone when it is Deviated through the median On Hawthorne Boulevard in Rancho Palos Verdes, he ran off the road and ran into a tree – causing the car to overturn.
Woods broke several bones in his lower right leg, indicating that he was using the brake at the time of the collision. The experts told USA Today, Adding that the evidence indicates that he chop late in the collision sequence.
“To me, this is like a classic case of sleeping behind the wheel, because the curves of the road and his vehicle are traveling in a straight direction,” Jonathan Cherney, a consultant who acts as an expert witness in court cases, told news outlets.
The former police investigator personally examined the crash site.
“It’s a deviation from the road, as if he’s unconscious, or he’s having a seizure, or he’s asleep and didn’t wake up until he was out of the way and that’s where the brakes came in,” Cherney told USA Today.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said there are no skid marks to indicate braking – but the car has anti-lock brakes, so even if Woods hits the brakes, “you won’t necessarily see tire marks,” Felix Lee, a reconstruction expert’s accident, said For the port.
The key, he told me, was how the SUV hadn’t changed the direction of its entry into the curve.
“My feeling is that speed was not a big problem.” “It was a kind of inattention that caused the strike,” said Lee, who is part of the Experts Institute, a network that provides expert witnesses in court cases.
Cherny also said he sees no evidence of “any steering input” that would show the golfer tried to avoid an accident.
Rami Hashish, the director of the National Institute of Biomechanics, which is investigating the accidents, told USA Today that this indicates a “very late response”.
“He was indicating that he didn’t pay attention at all,” the expert said, adding that he suspected the damage would have been much greater had Woods been traveling too fast.
The speed limit on this stretch is 45 mph.
“You can get away with a broken leg from 45 to 50 mph,” said Hasheesh. “If you hit 60, 65 and hit a stationary object, your risk of death increases exponentially.”
If he was speeding at 80 mph, he said, “he wouldn’t have had an open fracture of that leg – he’d be dead.”
Al-Sharif said that the investigators did not yet know the speed of the car, but he said that it could be a factor, as well as a lack of attention.
“This stretch of road is challenging, and if you don’t pay attention, you can see what happens,” Villanueva said on Wednesday, adding that the accident was “just an accident” in a preliminary assessment.
He added that there was no evidence of weakness or medication.
However, experts were surprised that Villanueva decided it was an accident without checking the “black box” of the SUV’s computer, which could reveal steering, braking or acceleration actions prior to collision.
“There is no real accident unless it is a real medical emergency,” Cherney said. “ There is always some level of neglect, whether that be simple negligence like looking at your phone or changing the radio station that starts the entire collision sequence.
“So when the mayor says this is just an accident, I don’t know how in the world you can say that very early in the game without completing a thorough in-depth investigation and reconstruction analysis,” he added.
In 2017, police found Woods asleep at the wheel in Florida. A toxicology report stated that he had Vicodin, Dilod, Xanax, Ambien – which are used to treat sleep problems – and THC in his regimen at the time.
Cherny also wondered whether the SUV had actually flipped “multiple times,” as Villanueva noted.
“I consider the coup a complete revolution, not just falling to the side,” Cherney said. “I don’t think this car has seen as many revolutions or full turns as you imagine.”
In his first comments after the incident, Woods said Sunday: “It’s hard to explain how touching the day was when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts,” referring to his peers. He wears the distinctive Sunday costume Of the red shirt and black shorts during the final round of the WCG-Workday Championship.
“To every golfer and every fan, you really help me get through this difficult time.”