ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, California – A man found Tiger Woods unconscious in a distorted jeep after the golf star crashed his car in Southern California, authorities said in court documents received on Friday.
The man, who lives near the site at Rolling Hills Estates, heard the crash and drove to the jeep, Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Johan Schlogl said in a statement.
The man told lawmakers that Woods would not answer his questions.
First deputy on stage Carlos Gonzalez said Woods was able to talk to him and answer key questions. Woods later told lawmakers he did not know how the collision occurred and did not remember driving.
Law enforcement has not previously revealed that Woods was unconscious after the crash.
The information came in a statement with a probable reason, which seeks to approve a search warrant for the Genesis SUV recorder, known as a black box. Schloegl requested data from 22 February and 23 February. The crash happened around 7 am on February 23.
“I believe the data will explain how / why the collision occurred,”
Sheriff’s representatives declined to say what was found in the recorder.
The 2021 GV80, driven by Woods, exits the road to Los Angeles County and crashes into a descending section known for its wreckage. The accident injured Woods’ right leg, which necessitated surgery.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods drove alone in good weather, there was no evidence of injury and the crash was “purely an accident”.
Schloegl previously told USA Today that he had not asked for a warrant to search for Woods’ blood samples, which could be tested for drugs and alcohol. In 2017, Woods enrolled in a prescription drug clinic after a DUI fee in Florida.
Prolonged surgery after the crash was to stabilize the broken shin bone and fibula in his right leg. A combination of screws and pins are used for ankle and foot injuries.
It was the 10th operation of his career and came two months after the fifth back operation. Woods has never been through a whole year without playing, dating back to his first event on the PGA Tour as a 16-year-old in high school.