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Shortly after Venus Williams filed an emergency order in the fatal crash case leveled against her, a video shows that Williams lawfully entered the intersection.

According to USA Todaypolice said that new video surveillance footage showed Williams entering the intersection on June 9 legally before the collision in Palm Beach Gardens, Flordia. Linda Barson’s car collided with Williams’ SUV in an accident that left Linda Barson with multiple injuries and her husband, Jerome Barson, who was critically injured and later died.

This footage reverses the police’s initial belief that Williams was responsible for Barson’s death.

“Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection to Ballenisles Drive,” the police said in a statement. 

“As Williams was traveling through the intersection, a Nissan Altima entered the intersection traveling south, and made a left turn in front of Williams’ vehicle, causing her to stop advancing through the intersection to avoid a collision.

“The traffic signal then cycled to green, at which time Barson continued westbound and entered the intersection. The front end of Barson’s vehicle collided the right front of Williams’ vehicle.” 

This is a blow to the lawsuit that was filed against Williams on behalf of Barson’s estate.

Malcolm Cunningham, Williams’ lawyer, told USA TODAY that this update proves his client’s innocence.

“As the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department points out, once Ms. Williams entered the intersection lawfully, she had the right to proceed through the intersection and other vehicles including those with a red light changing to green, were obligated to yield the right-of-way to Ms. Williams.”

He added: “Ms. Williams is grateful for the continued diligence and efforts of the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department in its investigation. At the same time, as this process moves forward, she remains deeply saddened by the loss suffered by the Barson family and continues to keep them in her thoughts and prayers.”

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11 thoughts on “Venus Williams Not At Fault In Fatal Car Accident

  1. I would sue the old lady if I were Venus just like EVERY OTHER VICTIM of car accidents! What, because, she is rich she should say that is ok ? BS ! The old lady’s speeding killed her own husband and she lied trying to get paid ! She ran the red light it is clear the cars beside her were stopped when she drove like a bat out of hell through the light and hit Venus ! I would not care what the media has to say WTF? Sue her old a$$ ! Daughter harassing and slandering too ! FT !

  2. G Wms on said:

    So happy for Venus. She is such a sweet compasionate person. She obviously was devastated as anyone would b wrong or right. I hope she puts this all behind her and go on with her life. No matter what, she will always b a hero to me

  3. Ms. Kim on said:

    They better leave our girl ALONE!!!!!! So glad the TRUTH CAME OUT!!!!! GOOOD LAWD!!!
    Even tho she has all the money in the world to let it go……..After they came for me, I wouldn’t sue the white lady but her Insurance or her lack there of ass would pay for my car, bet that.
    much love to the Williams family 🙂

    • Janice on said:

      Unfortunately for the victim that was killed, I was happy to know it was not Venus’s fault. I think the police officer should have looked at the video before making it seem like she was at fault. And you’re right, thank god for cameras. Another thing to the family it seems you were more interested in trying to sue this young lady before knowing the facts as well.

  4. Diane on said:

    I thought it was strange she was so called, ” at fault”. I’m glad she wasn’t at fault and that money grabbing family won’t get a dime from her. That old women couldn’t drive and killed her husband.

  5. Honestly on said:

    Cave n!@@ers with badges lied and tried to help fellow cave n!@@ers in money grab of Venus. Video exposed the bastards. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  6. Aaron on said:

    I had already stated how in the hell can Venus be at fault when it is clear that the old lady slammed into the passenger side of her SUV ? The old lady was speeding and killed her own husband, sad but true !!! They asked for video so busy seeing dollar signs and it is was clear from the start to me based on where she hit Venus that the old lady was speeding and plowed into Venus !!! Who the hell can hit you with the side of their car??? If I were Venus I old sue her period the end !!!

  7. Looks like the Barson widow was simply trying to get paid.

    Now that this video shows the accident was her deceased husband’s fault-
    let’s see if she retracts the lawsuit against Ms. Williams.

    • Amber on said:

      They are going to still try in hope she gives a settlement just to get it out of the way in the media even though Venus is innocent.

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