Legal experts are baffled by the actions of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. While detectives have determined the cause of a single-car crash involving Tiger Woods, Villanueva has not shared that information publicly. Villanueva has said that safety concerns are the reason he is reluctant to share such information.
“A cause has been determined, the investigation has concluded,” Villanueva said.
Woods was involved in a single-car crash on February 23 near Rolling Hills Estates in Los Angeles County. Driving a Genesis SUV, Woods crossed two lanes before crashing and uprooting a street. Villanueva was transported to a nearby hospital and is currently recovering from multiple surgeries.
When questioned by authorities, Woods said he could not remember what led to the accident. Villanueva added that the crash was "purely an accident." Authorities have also ruled out intoxication as a cause for the accident. Furthermore, investigators have not sought out blood samples to check the golf star's alcohol levels. However, police did obtain a search warrant for the SUV's black box.
As police continue to search for more information about what possibly caused the accident, they remain in contact with Woods to ensure his privacy.
“We have all the contents of the black box, we’ve got everything,” Villanueva said. “It’s completed, signed, sealed and delivered. However, we can’t release it without the permission of the people involved in the collision," Villanueva explained.
“We have reached out to Tiger Woods and his personnel. There’s some privacy issues on releasing information on the investigation so we’re going to ask them if they waive the privacy and then we will be able to do a full release on all the information regarding the accident.”
Woods has not issued a public statement regarding the most recent developments regarding the crash investigation.
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