Woods February Car Crash Investigation Getting Criticized By Forensic Experts

The ongoing saga with the February crash that nearly took the life of golfer Tiger Woods continues to get headline billing, and this time it's over Woods being unconscious when he left his lane and eventually crashed.

USA Today Sports reports that there's evidence that that Woods was not conscious when he left his lane and veered instead of staying right in his lane just before the crash.

The report says that Woods for sure did not hit the brakes during the collision, didn’t steer out of the emergency and didn’t remember driving at all.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department disagrees with the report, instead stating that there are "other reasons" for the crash. The possibility of Woods being unconscious is barely mentioned in their takeaway from the crash.

A former police detective who now works as a car crash reconstruction expert, Jonathan Cherney, stated that he felt the 'conclusions are misguided, and the investigation obviously wasn’t thorough.'

He stated that responding officers were not “as critical of this case as they would have been if Tiger had slammed into an opposing vehicle coming the other direction with multiple passengers.”

Woods was going 84 mph to 87 mph in a 45 mile per hour zone when the crash took place on February 23rd just after 7am West Coast time.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated the official cause of the crash Wednesday after he said he received the necessary permission from Woods to give out specific details on what took place.

Villanueva said, was “driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway."

There will undoubtedly be more to the case as time goes on. As for Woods, he continues to recover to attempt to get back on the links at some point in the future.

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