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Tiger Woods crash caused by excessive speed, driving nearly twice the legal speed limit before crashing in Rancho Palos Verdes

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Tiger Woods was driving nearly twice the posted speed limit on a dangerous downhill stretch of road when he crashed and was seriously injured in February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a morning press conference that the primary cause of the crash in Rancho Palos Verdes was speed.

Villanueva said the car that Woods was driving was traveling between 84 to 87 mph in a 45 mph zone when it initially crashed into a raised median, then 75 mph when it struck a tree alongside Hawthorne Boulevard.

The stretch of road is known for wrecks and drivers hitting speeds so high that there is an emergency exit for runaway vehicles just beyond where Woods…



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