Attorney Michael Steinger said Friday that the guard houses outside the nearby neighborhood where Williams lives have video cameras that point to the intersection where the June 9 crash happened. Seventy-eight-year-old Jerome Barson died of his injuries on June 22.
Steinger said neither the Palm Beach Gardens police nor neighborhood management would confirm whether there is video. Steinger filed suit Friday on behalf of Barson's estate. Police say Williams was at fault for the crash but she has not been charged or cited.
Her attorney did not respond to an email Friday. __ 2:15 p.m. Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the family of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused. The Palm Beach County Court Clerk's Office confirmed the family of 78-year-old Jerome Barson filed the lawsuit Friday.
Palm Beach Gardens police on Thursday released a report saying Williams caused the June 9 crash that left Barson seriously injured. He died two weeks later. Investigators say witnesses and Barson's wife, Linda, told them Williams' SUV crossed in front of the Barsons' sedan after the couple's light turned green. Williams told investigators her light was green when she entered the six-lane intersection but she got stopped midpoint by traffic and didn't see the Barsons' car before she crossed their lane.
She has not been cited or charged.