Venus Williams ‘at fault’ for the Florida traffic accident; investigation still on

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 4, 2017 USA’s Venus Williams looks dejected after losing her fourth round match against Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky Reuters / Benoit Tessier

World’s top tennis player, Venus Williams was ‘at fault’ as said by the police in the Florida traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old man. Williams, slowed in the middle of an intersection when her vehicle was hit by a car driven by the man’s 68- year-old wife, the report said.

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The accident took place at Palm Beach Gardens, a small city north of Miami on June 9th. The man suffered a head injury and later after two weeks died in a hospital. The driver of the other vehicle told police she was approaching an intersection going westbound when Williams’ northbound utility vehicle suddenly cut across into the intersection, leaving no time to stop before her car hit Williams’s vehicle.

Williams told police she was trying to get through the intersection but had slowed to five miles per hour due to a traffic jam that left her car blocking the right of way. No charges have been filed yet against Venus Williams, and the case is under investigation.

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“This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one,” said Williams’s attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, in a statement published by the paper. Williams is seeded 10th at Wimbledon, the year’s third Grand Slam tennis event that begins Monday in England.

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