Officers use search warrant to access ‘black box’ data from SUV in Tiger Woods crash

Data from the so-called black box from Tiger Woods’s SUV is being looked at by detectives to get a clearer picture of what caused the crash in which the golf star was seriously injured last week.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said traffic investigators executed a search warrant on Monday to retrieve the data from the Genesis SUV.

No information regarding what was found in the black box has been revealed, Deputy Trina Schrader said in a statement.

Tiger Woods car crash. Pic: AP
Image:The scene of the accident in LA County. Pic: AP

The 2021 Hyundai GV80 is likely to have a newer version of event data recorders nicknamed “black boxes” after more sophisticated recorders in airplanes.

Woods suffered serious leg injuries when the car he was driving went off a Los Angeles County road and rolled over on a downhill stretch known for crashes.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was not drunk and was driving alone in good weather when the SUV hit a raised median, went across oncoming lanes and rolled several times.

The golf star injured his right leg in the accident and required surgery.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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