Venus Williams won't be charged over crash which left elderly man dead

23 December, 2017, 02:11 | Author: Cary Erickson
  • Venus Williams will not face any charges after being involved in a fatal crash in Florida in June

'This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one, ' Cunningham added, also in June.

This past June professional tennis player Venus Williams was in a deadly auto accident and has now found out she will not face any charges according to Palm Beach Gardens police.

The passenger in the other vehicle was conscious and speaking at the time of the accident, and later passed away almost two weeks later in the hospital. His death was due to organ failure and several collisions. Williams, 38, was not injured.

Jerome Barson, 78, was a passenger in a 2016 Hyundai Accent driven by his wife, Linda Barson, 68.

At the time of the incident, the driver of the 2016 Hyundai Accent told authorities there wasn't enough time to stop her auto from colliding with the side of Williams' vehicle.

She broke down in tears when asked about the crash and Jerome Barson's death at a tournament press conference.

On June 30, Williams spoke out on Facebook, writing, "I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident".

The Barson family has filed a wrongful death suit against Williams, which is still pending in Palm Beach County.

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Police initially found Williams was at fault but then clarified in July that she had lawfully entered the intersection.

According to witness statements in a police report obtained by the United States media, Williams' auto darted into the path of the Barsons, and she was unable to clear the junction in time because of traffic jams.

Is Williams Really In The Clear?


Palm Beach Gardens police determined that neither party violated the right-of-way, Reuters reported, citing the Sun-Sentinel.

The officer explained to Williams the reason he was not going to ticket her.

"The report is further inaccurate because the video surveillance does no indicated the color of Ms. Williams' light and does not support the police department's conclusion", Steinger continued.

At the time of the accident, Williams' attorney, Malcolm Cunningham reiterated that the tennis champion entered the intersection on a green light.



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