Amid all of the other horrible and terrifying news that our unfortunately-time existence seems to bring to us, there were also smaller, less globally-significt things to discuss as well.
Like, for instance, a car crash involving PGA golf legend Tiger Woods.
Woods, who is undeniably one of the most prominent golfers to ever play the game, had also suffered a temporary fall from grace some years ago, finding himself addicted to opioids and making other, equally as poor decisions within his life.
When he crashed a few weeks ago, some even felt it appropriate to bring up that period in his career.
Authorities on Thursday revealed that they had determined the cause of his crash, but they also stated that this is all the information that the public will get without express permission from the great one himself.
The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star.
Woods suffered serious injuries in the Feb. 23 crash when he struck a raised median around 7 a.m. in Rolling Hills Estates, just outside Los Angeles. The Genesis SUV he was driving crossed through two oncoming lanes and uprooted a tree on a downhill stretch that police said is known for wrecks. Woods is in Florida recovering from multiple surgeries.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva has been criticized for his comments about the crash, calling it “purely an accident” and saying there was no evidence of impairment. Woods told deputies he did not know how the crash occurred and didn’t remember driving. He was unconscious when a witness first approached the mangled SUV. But a sheriff’s deputy said the athlete later appeared to be in shock but was conscious and able to answer basic questions.
Law enforcement stated that they had reached out to Tiger Woods’ people to inquire about releasing the information needed to give the pubic an explanation, but no determination had yet been made.