Tiger Woods will not face criminal charges over car crash

TIGER Woods will not face any criminal charges following the single-car crash he was involved in on Tuesday that left him with serious injuries.

The US golfing champion was driving alone on a Los Angeles downhill stretch of road known for crashes.

His SUV hit the central reservation, crossed into the opposite lane, rolled over several times and then plunged off the road and down an embankment.

However, he is recovering after surgery to his fractured leg and shattered ankle.

“A reckless driving charge has a lot of elements into it, this is purely an accident,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters.

There no evidence Woods was impaired by drugs or alcohol, he added.

“He was not drunk,” he said on Wednesday. “We can throw that one out.”

He added the most Woods could face would be a low-level offence known as an infraction if investigators concluded that he was speeding or not paying attention.


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