After finding a new video of the fatal car crash of Venus Williams, police have withdrawn their initial claims that Venus was at fault for the incident. A police statement says: “surveillance footage … obtained from a community south of the intersection which recorded the traffic crash.”
The Associated Press has described the found footage:
“Williams legally entered an intersection but was cut off by another car, setting off a chain of events that seconds later resulted in a fatal crash with a third car, police say video released Friday shows.
“The video, taken by a security camera, shows Williams heading north as she stops her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at a stoplight behind a white car as she exits her Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood shortly after 1 p.m. June 9.
“When the light turns green, the white car turns left onto a six-lane, heavily traveled boulevard, but Williams heads straight. A dark colored sedan turns left in front of her, causing her to stop.
“She then continues straight into the far, westbound lanes, where her SUV is struck in the passenger’s side by a 2016 Hyundai sedan driven by Linda Barson.”
Linda Barson’s 78-year-old husband died of the injuries he received from the incident. Although it will never cure the grief incurred by such an incident, hopefully, this makes things easier on Venus’s heart.