Tennis star Venus Williams will not face any criminal charges in relation to the June fatal traffic accident she was involved in.
Surprisingly neither was the driver of the other vehicle. Palm Beach Gardens police determined that neither violated the right of way. Police had initially said Venus was at fault for failing to yield the right of way. However, by July, Palm Beach Gardens police said video evidence had surfaced that showed that Williams entered the intersection lawfully, and that a car not involved in the collision forced Williams to stop in the intersection. The traffic light changed, and a sedan that struck Williams’ SUV had a green light.
Jerome Barson, 78, who was a passenger in a sedan that collided with the SUV Williams was driving, died 13 days after the June 9 accident. His wife, Linda Barson, 68, was driving the sedan.