Tennis Star Venus Williams Breaks Her Silence On The Fatal Car Crash She Was Involved In

Tennis great Venus Williams has finally broken her silence on the car accident that left one Florida man dead. Williams took to Facebook early Saturday morning and said “I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers.” The accident in question happened on June 9, near Williams Palm Beach Garden, Florida home. Williams was driving her Toyota SUV into an intersection when it collided with Barson’s Hydundai Accent sedan.

The other car was driven by the victim’s wife Linda Barson, Jerome was sitting in the front passenger seat. There are conflicting stories as to what exactly occurred, but Mrs. Barson told police that Williams drove into her car, hitting it on it’s side, also known as a ‘t-bone accident.’ Linda Barson suffered several broken bones, and her husband was taken in critical condition to St Mary’s Medical Center with severe head trauma. He died in the ICU of his injuries two weeks later on June 23rd.

According to the police, they found that Williams did not yield the proper right of way to Barson. She was found at fault for the accident. The police further said that there was no intoxicants involved in the accident and Williams was not on any digital device at the time of the accident. Mrs. Barson’s attorney filed a wrongful death civil suit against the 37 year old tennis star. The attorney Michael Steinger claims in legal documents that Williams recklessly ran a red light, plowing front first into the Barson car. Jerome Barson was a retired teacher from Philadelphia who had retired to South Florida. He was said to be in excellent health, the couple were married for 33 years.

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