After his car crash last week, Tiger Woods reportedly told L.A. Sheriff deputies that he couldn’t even remember driving, and did not recall how the accident materialized, according to an affidavit for a search warrant used to obtain the “black box” of the vehicle Woods was driving on Feb. 23.
According to USA Today, the golf star was also unable to remember anything when quizzed at UCLA Medical, where he underwent a lengthy surgery for traumatic leg injuries sustained during the crash.
Woods was reported to be unconscious following the single car crash and found with blood on his face and chin, according to the affidavit, submitted by L.A. County Sheriff Deputy Johann Schoegl.
At the scene of the accident, “deputies asked him how the collision” happened, according to the affidavit.
“Driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving. Driver was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was asked there again how the collision occurred. He repeated that he did not know and did not remember driving.”
Deputy Schloegl believes the data stored on the “black box” — including the vehicle’s speed and direction — would help establish how and why the collision occurred, according to the affidavit.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva, however, downplayed the search warrant as he’d done with rumors related to Woods being intoxicated.
“The investigators in the accident, or in the collision, they did a search warrant to seize in essence the black box of the vehicle,’’ Villanueva said on Wednesday.
“And that’s all it is.
“And they’re going to go through it and see if they can find out what was the performance of the vehicle, what was happening at the time of impact. And with that, they’ll have more information they can attribute the cause of the accident.
“And that’s all it is, and we’ll leave it at that, OK?’’