Sports Star ‘at Fault’ for Fatal Car Crash

July 07, 2017Jul 07, 2017

In the interview, Linda Barson's lawyer stated she is in the process of filling a lawsuit and they are currently attempting to obtain additional evidence from authorities. 

Venus Williams' lawyer also released a statement on behalf of her client, "Ms. Williams entered the intersection on a green light. This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one."

On Friday, The New York Times reported that the daughter of Jerome Barson, the man killed in the attack, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Venus. 

Because Williams was unhurt in the accident, she has been able to continue practicing for her tennis game, but her coach David Witt, says she isn't unfazed by the accident. 

"“It’s tough on her, but she’s trying to stay positive and taking it one day at a time,” Witt told the New York Times “She wants to focus on the tennis here.”

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More about Venus Williams:

Venus Williams has received various awards since 1995 including Best Female Tennis Player, Best Female Athlete and Doubles Team of the Year Award along with her sister, Serena Williams. Serena is currently pregnant with her first child, so Venus will soon be an aunt.

Venus currently has no children herself. She is also a woman of faith, who often thanks ‘Jehovah’ after winning a match.

Please keep those affected by this crash in your prayers. Thank you!