LASD executes search warrant for 'black box' in Tiger Woods' SUV following his recent crash


A search warrant has been executed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for data from the "black box" in the Genesis GV80 SUV that golfer Tiger Woods was driving when he crashed in Rancho Palos Verdes on February 23.

Deputy John Scholegl told USA TODAY Sports that the warrant was not sought to get blood from Woods, but to “determine if a crime was committed.”

“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 cell phone 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."

Woods has been cooperating with the investigation and analysis of the accident remains that there was “no probable cause.”

According to The Los Angeles Times, Woods' injuries from the accident included a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, one of which was compound. Earlier, a lieutenant told CBSN LA that Woods' injuries were believed to be "non life-threatening." Still, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that Woods was "lucky to be alive" following the accident.

Villanueva says that when responders reached the scene, Woods was conscious, adding that there was no reason to believe he was impaired.

Woods was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard when he crashed his car in a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision. The initial statement from Los Angeles County Sheriffs said that the "jaws of life" were used to free Woods from the wreck, but the LA fire captain clarified that hand tools were used.