Unfortunately for Venus Williams, she was recently involved in a car accident. The vehicle driven by the star entered an intersection and was hit by another car. Initially, it has been claimed that Venus may not be the one to blame for this accident, but now it appears that she could be at fault for what happened.
The police allegedly found Venus “at fault” in the fatal car crash that occurred at the beginning of June. The accident led to the death of Jerome Barson, a 78 years old man. The accident occurred while Venus was heading north in a backed-up intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The professional tennis player, who is 37 years old, entered the intersection on a green light.
Her car was hit by a vehicle driven by another woman, who suffered several broken bones. However, her husband, Jerome Barson, suffered a traumatic head injury. He was immediately taken to the hospital, but unfortunately he never recovered. He died about two weeks later.
So, TMZ reported that some police officers concluded that Venus “is at fault for violating the right of way of the other driver.” The police claimed that there is absolutely no evidence that Venus was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and she did not seem to have been distracted by an electronic device.
As imagined, the whole incident was not simple for Venus to cope with. The star, through her lawyer, expressed her condolences to the family of the victims. She also claimed that it was an “unfortunate accident” and that she “entered the intersection on a green light.”
“The police report estimates that Ms. Williams was traveling at 5 mph when Mrs. Barson crashed into her. Authorities did not issue Ms. Williams with any citations or traffic violations,” Venus’ lawyer previously said in an official statement. “This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one,” the same statement concluded.
The family of the victim previously filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Venus, saying that she was negligent.