Tennis Superstar Venus Williams, According to Palm Beach Gardens Police, ran a red light causing another car to hit her car. The passenger in the other car, 78-year-old Jerome Barson, died two-weeks later as a direct result of the accident. The question now is whether Williams superstar status and her color be enough to keep her out of jail, or will she be treated just like any normal citizen and held accountable for her actions?
Venus Williams caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle earlier this month, according to a police report released Thursday.
Palm Beach Gardens police say witnesses told investigators that Williams ran a red light in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, causing a June 9 crash that injured 78-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later.
The report says a 2016 Hyundai Accent driven by Barson’s wife, Linda, crashed into the side of Williams’ SUV. Linda Barson told investigators that she was approaching the intersection when her light turned green and that she was unable to stop in time. Linda Barson suffered unspecified moderate injuries. Williams, who turned 37 on June 17, was not hurt…
I lost my three best friends to a driver who ran a red light and hit them broadside driving JJ’s car into a traffic light pole. The impact was so severe that it sheared the pole, but it was still standing due to the car wrapped around it, holding it up. JJ was dead at the scene. Roger died two-days later and Mike died two-weeks later. I have no sympathy for Williams and hope that if she is proven to be at fault that they throw the book at her and send her to prison for killing an innocent person.