KEY POINTS

  • Tiger Woods said he is going to focus on his recovery and his family after the accident
  • Woods thanked everyone who helped him and those who sent him encouraging messages
  • Twitter users have mixed opinions on the investigation; many want him charged with reckless driving

Tiger Woods released a statement after he was informed that the investigation on his accident was already over, but Twitter users were unhappy and asked him to be charged with reckless driving.

Woods, 45, took to Twitter and said he received a word from the Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department that the investigation regarding his traffic accident in February has been completed and closed. He thanked everyone who assisted him and called 911. He also thanked the LASD Deputies and LA Firefighter/Paramedics for helping him at the scene and getting him to the hospital safely.

"I will continue to focus on my recovery and family, and thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I've received throughout this very difficult time," he concluded.

However, Twitter users were not happy with the investigation. According to them, the golf pro is guilty of reckless driving.

"The investigation concluded you were driving 40 to 45 mph over the posted speed limit. Any other citizen would be cited for reckless driving and speeding," one commented on his post.

"It’s not hate at all. We have laws for a reason. He was driving recklessly and is lucky he didn’t kill anyone. It’s not the money. He should be cited for reckless driving and lose his license for a period as would happen with anyone else," another wrote.

"Why the hell is Tiger Woods not at least being [ticketed] for speeding?? He was going 87MPH in a 45MPH zone! That’s almost double! Anything 20MPH or more over the limit is reckless driving. Trust me I know, I paid over a $200 ticket and had to take a driving course. Complete BS," another added.

"They should have given Tiger Woods a ticket for reckless driving & endangerment. He should turn in his license as he's a terrible driver," a fourth netizen wrote.

Meanwhile, many also defended Woods and agreed with the officers that there were no elements of a crime. Some also sympathized with him saying he already paid for it with the injuries he acquired from the accident.

"I read the reckless driving section of the Ca. vehicle Code. Yep the Sheriff is right the elements of the crime are not there. Yep search warrants also require probable cause. Right again. COVID recovery is more important let’s move on! #TigerWoods #accident #speeding #covid," LASD Chief Patrick Jordan tweeted.

"He's paying with his health, recovery, almost died for his mistake. What do you want him charged with, a speeding ticket," another said suggesting that Woods is already paying for his mistake.

"It's never as simple as it seems. As someone who lives right there and knows how steep and windy it is, it is far too simple to exceed the limit by a lot without any foot on the accelerator. No defense for reckless driving, but the investigation was no surprise to locals," another added.

"So many people asking why Tiger Woods was [not] cited for speeding, reckless driving, etc.  Sheriff’s dept. explained you can’t without witnesses. Besides, hasn’t he gone through enough pain and suffering?" a different user wrote.

Golfing superstar Tiger Woods spent his second full day recovering from a car crash at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai hospital which is known for treating wealthy celebrities Golfing superstar Tiger Woods spent his second full day recovering from a car crash at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai hospital which is known for treating wealthy celebrities Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / ANDY LYONS