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Venus Williams Responds To Car Crash Victims - Reveals Startling Information

Venus Williams continues to enjoy success on the tennis court, but things aren’t going so swimmingly for her off the court. The Wimbledon finalist has been slapped with a wrongful death lawsuit by the estate of the victim of a fatal car crash she was involved in last month in Florida. As the Daily Mail shares, the tennis star’s legal team has fired back a response to deny all of the allegations.

Williams was involved in a crash in Palm Beach Gardens on June 9. As she attempted to enter an intersection, she was t-boned by another vehicle after being blocked by another car. Jerome Barson, 78, was killed in the crash, and his wife was seriously injured. Williams was shaken after the accident, but she suffered no serious injuries.

While a police report found that Williams was responsible for the crash, no criminal charges have been filed. That hasn’t stopped Barson’s estate from filing suit, and the legal team behind that has put forth a request for cell phone records to determine if Williams was on the phone at the time of the crash. Williams’ legal team has fought back against that request, and they’re also denying allegations that she’s responsible for the man’s death.

“In new court docs, Williams doesn't point out which person wasn't belted in -- but says the injuries could have been reduced had they both been buckled up. As for the injuries, Williams also says in the docs Jerome's wife's injuries were NOT bad enough to recover damages in a lawsuit under FL law. It's puzzling since Linda Barson claims she suffered a cracked sternum, a shattered right arm and a broken wrist, hand and fingers,” TMZ reports. “Williams also alleges the Barsons failed to adequately maintain and repair the vehicle in a safe condition -- suggesting they could have avoided the crash with a properly functioning car.”

Observers aren’t understanding why Williams and her lawyers are putting up a fuss about cell phone records if there’s nothing to see here.

“If Venus isn't guilty and she was driving with all due care and attention then why wouldn't she hand over those records?” said one source close to the case. "If she was distracted by her phone at the time of the accident then negligence becomes an issue - and suddenly things could get a whole lot worse for her.”

Williams’ legal team is also pointing out that there’s more at play here that the victim’s estate is not taking into consideration.

“There's more ... Williams points out that 'third parties' -- presumably the other cars besides her and the Barsons -- contributed to the hectic scene at the intersection that led to the crash. Williams says those drivers should be held responsible as well,” TMZ adds.

We’ll have to wait and see if this case ever makes it to trial or if it’s headed down the road of a settlement. If there’s even a hint that Williams can be held responsible here, we would assume that the latter scenario comes into play sooner rather than later.

Source: TMZ, Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube

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