Tiger Woods told sheriff's deputies after his car crash that he did not remember even driving, according to an affidavit for a search warrant used to obtain the 'black box' of the vehicle he was driving in Los Angeles on February 23.
Woods, 45, also said he had "no recollection" of the crash even happening when he was at the hospital being treated for multiple leg injuries suffered during the crash, confirms the copy of the search warrant.
The affidavit, submitted by LA County Sheriff's Deputy Johann Schoegl, also confirms Woods was unconscious after the crash in Los Angeles when a resident found him trapped inside a Genesis SUV with blood on his face and chin.
"The deputies asked him how the collision occurred at the scene of the crash," according to the affidavit.
"Driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving. Driver was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was asked there again how the collision occurred. He repeated that he did not know and did not remember driving."
Woods is said to have driving for 12 minutes before flipping his car on a road in Rancho Palos Verdes on February 23 while on his way to a golf course to film a show with NFL stars.
Data from the car Woods was driving “constitutes evidence that tends to show the commission of a felony or misdemeanor offense,’’ according to the form filled out to obtain the search warrant.
Schoegl believes information stored on the 'black box' will assist investigators in determining how and why the traffic collision occurred, as it will indicate the speed at which the vehicle was travelling at the time of the crash.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has said, however, the ongoing investigation into the crash is not a criminal investigation.
"The investigators in the accident, or in the collision, they did a search warrant to seize in essence the black box of the vehicle," said Villanueva.
"That’s all it is, and they’re going to go through it and see if they can find out what was the performance of the vehicle, what was happening at the time of impact.
"And with that, they’ll have more information they can attribute the cause of the accident. And that’s all it is, and we’ll leave it at that, OK?’"