Venus Williams got the benefit of the doubt today, thanks to some new video.
In the video, you can see Williams’ 2010 Toyota Sequoia entering the intersection, under a green light. In the upper part of the video, she pauses briefly in the middle of the intersection, before continuing.
That’s when her car was struck by Hyundai driven by Linda Barson, whose 78-year-old husband, Jerome,. Before they saw the new evidence, police said Williams was “at fault for violating the right of way.”
But in light of the footage, the police department released a statement exonerating Williams, saying, “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.”
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