Venus Williams At Fault Of Deadly Accident
Police in Florida say seven time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams was at fault for a deadly accident that led to the death of the passenger in another other vehicle two weeks later.
The report said that on June 9 Williams was driving through an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens at 5 miles per hour when she “darted” into the street in front of another car, which struck her head-on.
The other driver, identified as Linda Barson, said she could not stop her vehicle, a 2016 Hyundai Accent, in time and hit Williams’ 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV.
Williams told investigators she had entered the six-lane intersection on a green light but had been forced to stop midpoint by traffic ahead of her and she did not see the Barsons’ car when she crossed into their lanes.
According to the police report, Williams was at fault for violating the right of way of the other vehicle.
Williams has not been cited or charged. The police report says she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
According to Palm Beach Gardens police the crash remains under investigation.
The 37 year old Williams is currently in London where she is the number 10 seed at Wimbledon, which begins on Monday.