Venus Williams ‘Drove lawfully’ In Car Crash in Florida

Williams is finally catching a break as surveillance footage from the Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida shows her vehicle entering an intersection on a green traffic signal.

An earlier police report stated Williams was at fault and “violated the right of way of [the other driver]”.

Ms Williams’ lawyer said the fatal crash on 9 June was an accident meanwhile the family of Jerome Barson, the man who died in the collision, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ms Williams.

New video evidence has revealed that the tennis player had the right of way as she entered the intersection according to the police report.

However as she proceeded, the report says, Ms Williams was forced to brake to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle, which delayed her from clearing the junction.

As she then began to move forwards, a second vehicle – travelling in a different direction – entered the intersection on a green traffic signal, and the two cars collided.

“This updated information, based upon new evidence, is still under investigation,” the police statement said.

Mr Barson had been travelling with his wife who was driving their vehicle at the time. He was taken to hospital but died two weeks later from his injuries. Mrs Barson was also taken to hospital but survived. The initial police report said that no other factors played into the accident or were being investigated.


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