More to the story?
This week, it was revealed that excessive speed was to blame for the horrific crash that severely injured golf legend Tiger Woods back in February, but a newly-released police report is sharing new details.
The 22-page report, obtained by TMZ, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies found an “empty plastic pharmaceutical container” in the front pocket of a backpack resting in the brush close to Woods’ car.
In addition to the discovery of the empty pill bottle, the report says when EMTs tried to free the 45-year-old from the wreckage, the golf pro was “somewhat combative” — and so disoriented he thought he was in Florida, where he lives, rather than in Southern California.
Authorities said Wednesday that Woods was going as fast as 87 mph, close to double the limit, in the crash that nearly killed him.
As OK! previously reported, Woods crashed his 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV into a ditch in Los Angeles and suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his legs. The athlete was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, February 23, after the rollover crash around 7 a.m. on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
He was then transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center by ambulance where he was immediately rushed into surgery. Dr. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer and interim CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, confirmed Woods "suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center."
One day after the crash, authorities from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said they saw no signs “of impairment” at the scene, OK! reported. Authorities were “looking for evidence of intoxication like if there’s an odor of an alcoholic beverage or there’s an open container or prescription medication,” Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez explained, but determined there weren’t any.