Venus Williams Blamed And Sued For Fatal Car Crash

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Tennis Champion Venus Williams has been blamed and now sued for a fatal car crash that took place on June 9th.

TMZ reports: "Venus broke the law on June 9 by entering an intersection in Palm Beach County, and she failed to yield the right of way, blew through a red light, drove too fast while distracted, and recklessly created a situation where the accident was unavoidable ... this according to the lawsuit."

However, Williams denied fault. 

Via Newser,

[Williams] claimed she entered the intersection on a green light but was forced to slow down to 5 mph in the middle of the intersection due to traffic and the light turned red while she was in the intersection.

Married couple Jerome and Linda Barson were the passengers in the other car.

Via TMZ,

According to the suit, the impact was so severe their [Hyundai] was "crushed, the front windshield shattered, the airbags deployed, there was crush damage to the rear on the driver's side, and the back window was shattered."

Jerome suffered massive internal bleeding, a fractured spine and massive internal organ damage. He was transported to an ICU unit where he lingered and died June 22. Linda, who survived, suffered a cracked sternum and multiple broken bones.

According to the suit...Linda watched her husband die on her 68th birthday. The suit seeks unspecified damages for loss of companionship for both Linda and their family, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and medical and funeral expenses.

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