Tiger Woods may have been suffering from memory loss as he supposedly had no recollection of the car crash that left him with leg fractures and unaware of how seriously injured he was when the first deputy arrived at the scene, Golf legend.
On Tuesday morning, February 23, the 45-year-old was involved in a one-car accident in California, and was rushed to a hospital where he underwent successful surgery for several fractures to his leg.
“The officials at the hospital asked him about it, and he has no recollection of the crash itself,” LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told CNN, according to the London Times.
On Wednesday, Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who appeared at the scene first, told NBC’s “Today” that the golfing legend was calm, but seemed to be unsure of how badly he was injured.
I don’t believe he was conscious at the time of how badly he was wounded. It could have been an adrenaline combination, it could have been a shock,’ said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez, who came six minutes after a 911 call had been made, said, “It was pretty fast again, the moment I got there from the moment he fell over, so I don’t know if he had time to properly investigate his injury.”
At the location, the deputy said he found no signs of disability.
At this time, we have no symptoms of impairment, and in terms of medical toxicology, anything like that, I’m not going to be conscious at this time,” Gonzalez said.”
He said Tiger Woods remained cool when, until deciding that he wanted to contact the fire service to help extricate him, he asked him evaluation questions.
“He said, “I saw accidents that didn’t seem so horrific where the drivers were hurt even more badly.
“It’s just a tribute, I suppose, to the fact that he’s wearing a seatbelt, that the airbags are working as intended, and that the new cars are much better than they ever were.”
When engaging with Woods, Gonzalez was wearing his body camera and, according to USA Today, the video should be released in the near future.
Asked about the chances of a dangerous driving charge, Villanueva said there was no proof Woods’ crash met the requirements.
“There are a lot of factors in a reckless driving argument,” he said. “It’s a simple mistake.