Some explosive new video may get tennis great Venus Williams off the hook in the death of an elderly Florida man.
As RadarOnline.com reported, Williams is being sued for wrongful death by 78-year-old Jerome Barson’s family, who allege she was at fault for the accident that claimed his life 13 days after the crash.
But Radar has obtained surveillance video of the crash and a new police report that indicate Williams, 37, may not be to blame.
“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,” the report states.
Williams was forced to come to a quick stop when a turning car cut her off. Once that car passed her, Williams continued through the intersection, legally, even as her light turned red.
“The traffic signal then cycled to green, at which time Jerome's wife Linda Barson continued westbound and entered the intersection.
“The front end of Barson’s vehicle collided with the right front of William’s vehicle.”
The case is still being investigated, but the new video evidence paints a clearer picture of what happened.
In the initial accident report, Williams had been found to be “at fault.”
At the time, she told police that she “did not see” the Barsons when she crossed lanes and that she was only traveling 5 mph at the time of the crash.
Williams noted she “stopped in the median break due to other traffic
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