Venus Williams Has Tearful Wimbledon Interview When Discussing Fatal Car Crash

Posted July 04, 2017

Cunningham, who expressed condolences to Barson's family, said, "Ms Williams entered the intersection on a green light".

VENUS Williams has broken down in tears as she reflected on the fatal auto accident which has left her facing a wrongful-death lawsuit. "I'm completely speechless. It's just, I mean, I'm just".

She returned a few minutes later, but the moderator reiterated that she would take questions about only tennis.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams is being sued by the family of a man who died in a Florida auto crash, leaving her facing a wrongful death lawsuit. Linda Barson told investigators that she was approaching the intersection when her light turned green and that she was unable to stop in time.

A spokesman for Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida confirmed to the BBC they were investigating a fatal crash involving the Grand Slam champion.

"This is my 20th Wimbledon", she said.

Williams is being sued by the estate of an elderly Florida man who died last month after his vehicle was hit by a auto driven by the American star.

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According to the Post, though, witnesses say Williams ran a red light.

The TMZ website reported that the widow of Jerome Barson, 78, who was killed in the crash in Miami on June 9 has started legal proceedings, reprots The Telegraph.

After being involved in a fatal auto crash, Venus Williams has opened up about the tragedy.

"I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident", she wrote in the post to her Facebook followers.

When she was asked how she was coping mentally, Williams added: "I have no idea what tomorrow will bring". The police report estimates that Ms Williams was travelling at 5mph when Mrs Barson crashed into her.

It was a bittersweet start for Venus Williams at Wimbledon on Monday.

Williams was found at fault for violating the sedan's right of way in a police report on the accident, which was first made public Thursday.