Venus Williams to Blame For 78-Year-old Death
Venus Williams is under serious accusations today as she has been named the prime cause of an accident that killed a 78-year-old man. We've learned via BScott , that the man spent 14 days in the hospital before he died due to the trauma from his injuries. The wife also explains what occurred via TMZ:
The driver of the other car -- the wife of the victim -- told cops she was approaching an intersection westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9 when Venus' northbound SUV suddenly darted into the intersection. The other driver says there was no time to stop and she T-boned Venus' vehicle. Venus told cops she was trying to make it through the intersection but there was a traffic backup and she had to slow down to a crawl, with her car exposed in the intersection. The driver's husband, Jerome Barson, suffered head trauma and was taken to a hospital and placed in ICU. He never recovered and died 2 weeks later. Barson's wife was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries, but survived ... according to her attorney Michael Steinger. Cops say Venus caused the accident. According to the police report, "[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]." Police say in the report there was no evidence Venus was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They also say there's no evidence she was distracted by an electronic device. We reached out to Williams for comment -- so far, no word back.
Venus has responded to the news by saying that "its and unfortunate incident and she was traveling 5mph '" when they allegedly crashed into her. No matter what the real story is, its sad all the way around. Prayers for all involved.