Police enunciated Venus Williams was ” at fault” in a dangerous automobile crash this month in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
In a report that authorities exhausted on Thursday, police allege the tennis player was traveling around 5 miles per hour when she failed to relent the right of way to another operator in an intersection.
Linda Barson, 68, told police she had a green light when Williams’ automobile cut in front of her, and she was unable to avoid smacking the star’s sport utility vehicle.
Barson’s husband, 78 -year-old Jerome Barson, was in the passenger bench and sustained a head injury. He was taken to the hospital, where he died two weeks later.
Williams’ lawyer Malcolm Cunningham said in a statement that the tennis musician had entered the intersection on a green light.
” This is an inauspicious accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one ,” he said.
In a statement to CNN, Linda Barson’s lawyer Michael Steinger said his buyer was ” suffering intense regret .” He added that Barson’s husband underwent multiple surgeries while in research hospitals for 14 days.
The police report came out just days before Williams was due to compete in Wimbledon, a grand slam tournament she has prevailed five times. She’s considered one of the favorites for the competition. Her sister, Serena Williams, will not be entering Wimbledon this year because she is pregnant with her first brat.