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Man Dies 2 Weeks After Accident Involving Venus Williams’ Vehicle



Popular Tennis star Venus Williams was involved in an accident on June 9 in front of the BallenIsles Country Club.

Her car was said to have darted into an intersection and another vehicle hit her car .

Venus told investigators that she entered the six- lane intersection on a green light but she got stopped midpoint by traffic and didn ’ t see the other car before she crossed their lane .

The occupants of the other car were a couple, and the accident led to the death of the 78 – year old husband

Jerome Barson , who was sitting in the passenger side .

The deceased , who was left with a fractured spine and numerous internal injuries after the incident, died on June 22 . His wife Linda, suffered several fractures to her right arm and hand .

According to ESPN , Michael Steinger, an attorney representing the family of the deceased filed the lawsuit Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, seeking unspecified damages .

The family of the deceased however , is also asking to the police to release the videos of the camera around the incident area so they can use as evidence against the tennis star .

Police say there was no evidence Williams was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or that she was distracted by an electronic device .

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An ABC legal expert mentioned that it would be rare for Venus to face a criminal charge for the automobile accident as there were no evidence of reckless or wanton conduct.