Venus Williams reaches settlement in wrongful death lawsuit over fatal auto crash

Venus Williams Reaches Settlement In Fatal Traffic Accident

Venus Williams reached a settlement in the wrongful death case where she was found in fault for causing a vehicle crash that resulted in a man's death.

Ms Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, reportedly told police at the time that she had not seen the couple's auto and had been driving slowly. The settlement reached last week does not reveal any of the terms of the agreement other than a stipulation that both parties will pay their own attorneys' fees.

Mr Barson was subsequently taken to hospital but died two weeks later from his injuries.

Court filings from last week show that the case was dismissed with prejudice after a settlement was reached between Williams and Barson's estate, but the settlement amount was not listed.


Officer David Dowling, the lead investigator, said in his report that video from a security camera showed Williams legally entering an intersection from a road exiting her gated neighborhood on a green light.

As she started to cross, a dark-coloured vehicle cut her off, forcing her to stop. The video shows Williams heading north as she stops her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at a stoplight behind a white auto as she exits her Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood shortly after 1 p.m. on June 9. The Barsons' 2016 Hyundai Accent hit Williams' SUV at 40 miles per hour (65 kph).

Lawyers for Ms Williams and the Barsons have not yet commented on the latest reports.

Cunningham said that the incident was "an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one".

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