Sheriff Gets Warrant for Black Box in Tiger SUV

The mystery surrounding Tiger Wood’s single car crash may soon be solved. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has executed a search warrant to get data from the so-called “black box” from the SUV that Tiger Woods was driving when it crashed last week, according to multiple reports. A sheriff’s deputy downplayed the warrant as routine, saying he considered it due diligence.

Via USA Today: 

“We’re trying to determine if a crime was committed,” Sheriff’s Deputy John Schloegl said. “If somebody is involved in a traffic collision, we’ve got to reconstruct the traffic collision, if there was any reckless driving, if somebody was on their cellphone or something like that. We determine if there was a crime. If there was no crime, we close out the case, and it was a regular traffic collision.”

The black box data will show a vehicle’s speed, steering angle, acceleration and braking activity.

“As far as getting a warrant or getting the download from the car, we just do it automatically,” Schloegl told USA Today Sports. “We want answers, so that’s the route we take.”

Jonathan Cherney, a former police detective who is now an accident reconstruction expert, walked the crash scene after it happened,  and said it looked like a classic case of being asleep at the wheel.

“You can probably tell that if he slammed on his brakes after jumping the divider he would not have traveled as far, would not have as much damage to the front of his car and would not have had as extensive injuries to his foot all because he would have reduced his vehicle’s speed,“ Cherney said.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva last week said the crash was “purely an accident.”

Why don’t they just ask Tiger what happened?

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