Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the family of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.
According to the report, Williams said she was just trying to cross the intersection when traffic slowed her down, exposing her on the intersection.
According to a copy of the police report obtained by ABC, Williams’ Toyota Sequoia SUV darted into an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Jerome Barson, 78, died on June 22 because of injuries cased by a crash involving Williams on June 9 in front of the BallenIsles Country Club.
The driver of the other car said she couldn’t stop in time and subsequently T-boned Venus’ vehicle. The Barsons were both taken to hospital, and sadly Mr Barson passed away two weeks later from his injuries.
In July 2013 she was involved in a crash on I-95 in Palm Beach County, and was cited for driving on a suspended or revoked license.
The statement from Williams’ attorney read: “Ms. Williams entered the intersection on a green light”. “Authorities did not issue Ms. Williams with any citations or traffic violations”.
Barson was reportedly sent to the ICU after the accident, but passed away 14 days later.
The New York Post reports there is no evidence Williams was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Cunningham added, “This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one”.
Williams has not responded to TMZ’s request for comment.
This all comes as Williams prepares to compete at Wimbledon next week.