A report made by Palm Beach Gardens Police states that tennis star Venus Williams was responsible for a June car accident that caused fatal injuries to a 78-year-old man.
The accident occurred June 9 in Palm Beach Gardens. The victim was a passenger in a car that was being driven by his wife. According to the woman, she was heading west in the right lane and nearing an intersection, where she slowed down for a traffic light. When the light turned to green, she drove into the intersection when suddenly Williams cut in front of her vehicle in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia. The woman was unable to avoid colliding with Williams.
The impact of the accident caused damage to both vehicles. The 2016 Hyundai Accent driven by the victim’s wife suffered major damage, with the front windshield shattered and crush damage to the driver’s side. The airbags in the vehicle also deployed.
For her part, Williams said she had stopped in the median of the intersection because of other traffic on the road and did not see the other car as she crossed. The report states Williams was at fault for violating the other vehicle’s right of way and was traveling at five miles per hour. The man passed away from his injuries after two weeks in the hospital, and his wife was also hospitalized.
Failure to yield a common cause of accidents
Failure to yield is one of the most common causes of auto accidents. Drivers must obey all stop signs and traffic signals, and must wait for oncoming traffic to pass before making a legal left turn. Failure to do so constitutes a failure to yield.
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