Tiger Woods Reportedly Told Officers He Didn’t Remember Driving Following His Car Crash

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As details continue to be released following Tiger Woods’ single-car crash, a new report from USA Today states that the 15-time major champion did not remember driving on the morning of the accident.

Officers that arrived on the scene reportedly asked him how the collision occurred and Woods said he didn’t know.

Woods initially was unconscious after the crash in Southern California when a resident found the golfer trapped in a loaner car and with blood on his face and chin, according to the affidavit, which was submitted by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Johann Schoegl.

“The deputies asked him how the collision occurred” at the scene of the crash, 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.”

Three forensic scientists recently spoke with USA Today and concluded that Woods was not paying attention to the road before his accident. One of the forensic scientists suggested that Woods may have fallen asleep at the wheel prior to the crash.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters that there was “no evidence of impairment” at the time of the accident during a press conference held the afternoon of the crash. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has elected not to seek a warrant to obtain Tiger Woods’ blood to help determine if he was under the influence of anything at the time of the accident.

The Sheriff’s Department has executed a search warrant for the black box from inside Woods’ car. In order to obtain a warrant for a black box, it is required for law enforcement that there was probable cause a crime was committed.

Woods suffered comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia during surgery. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of pins and screws.