Tiger Woods will not face criminal charges for his traffic accident
"This was what it was: purely an accident. There was no evidence of any impediment. He was lucid, without the smell of alcohol, without evidence of any medication, narcotic or something like that that was being questioned," Villanueva said in a videoconference with journalists.
Tiger Woods' car minutes before the accident
The causes of the Tiger Woods accident: speeding, a very steep incline and curves
Despite this conclusion, the researchers will review the contents of the black box of the car that Woods was driving to obtain information on the speed at which he was going.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Villanueva said the vehicle was traveling at a "relatively higher speed than normal" down a steep incline and downhill, although the investigation into this event is still ongoing.
"I was going at a relatively higher speed than normal. Because it is downhill, it inclines and also makes curves, that area has a high frequency of accidents. It is not uncommon," Villanueva said at the time.
On the other hand, the investigators do not know if Woods was distracted with the mobile phone at the time of impact, although they assured that they will find out thanks to the records of his device.
A long operation
After the accident, Woods was immediately hospitalized and underwent surgery to treat "multiple fractures" in both legs, although the injuries sustained were not life-threatening, according to the medical team that took care of him.
Specifically, the golfer underwent a "long" surgery for injuries to the foot, ankle, tibia and fibula of his right leg.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Medical Director and Acting Executive Director Anish Mahajan said Tuesday that Woods "suffered major orthopedic injuries to his right lower limb that were treated during emergency surgery by orthopedic trauma specialists."
Tiger Woods' car remains overturned on a hillside after the accident.
This is how Tiger Woods' car was after the accident
According to Mahajan, comminuted open fractures - when the bone breaks into two or more fragments - that affected both the upper and lower parts of the tibia and Woods' fibula bones "were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia" .
Golfer Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods' commitments that led to the accident
"Additional injuries to the foot and ankle bones were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft tissues of the leg required surgical release of the muscle covering to relieve pressure due to swelling. "detailed Mahajan.
Woods, 45, was in the area for the annual Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades near Santa Monica in Los Angeles, TMZ added.
Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time, with a 683-week record as world number one, most recently from March 2013 to May 2014.
The cypress, California-born golfer has won the Augusta Masters five times; three, the US Open; and three others, the British Open, among other titles from his record.