Source: Urban Intellectuals
It seems that even if you are Venus Williams you are subject to the Police thinking BLACK = GUILTY!
So, initially, they released a statement saying that Venus was at fault in a crash that happened at an intersection near to the star’s home which resulted in the death of a man in the other vehicle.
They now have flipped on that decision after surveilling the camera footage.
In a new statement they said:
After the initial investigation was conducted, new evidence into the incident was located. Video surveillance footage was obtained from a community south of the intersection which recorded the traffic crash. Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection to BallenIsles Drive. As Williams was traveling through the intersection, a Nissan Altima entered the intersection traveling south, and made a left turn in front of William’s vehicle, causing her to stop advancing through the intersection to avoid a collision. After the Nissan had proceeded past Williams, Williams then started to proceed north through the intersection in accordance with F.S.S. 316.075 (1)(a)1. The vehicle driven by Linda Barson was traveling west on Northlake Blvd, in the outside lane, approaching a steady red traffic signal. The traffic signal then cycled to green, at which time Barson continued westbound and entered the intersection. The front end of Barson’s vehicle collided with the right front of William’s vehicle. This updated information, based upon new evidence, is still under investigation.
Below is the footage.
Venus Williams is currently being sued for wrongful death by the estate of Jerome Barson, he is the passenger in the other vehicle who unfortunately died from injuries sustained in the collision.
Our thoughts are with the family as a loss is never easy but let us hope that the process comes out with the correct conclusion. As it appears from the video Venus was not at fault.