A new video shows that the 37-year-old tennis star legally entered the intersection where the accident occurred.
In the video, Venus‘ car can be seen entering the intersection under a green light, pausing briefly in the intersection and then continuing.
Moments later, her car was struck by a driver, whose 78-year-old husband later died of injuries sustained in the accident.
“The update from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department and video released today show that Venus lawfully entered the intersection on a green light and was impeded in her progress through the intersection,” her attorney Malcom Cunningham said in a statement.
He continued, “As the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department points out, once Ms. Williams entered the intersection lawfully, she had the right to proceed through the intersection and other vehicles including those with a red light changing to green, were obligated to yield the right-of-way to Ms. Williams.”
Venus‘ attorney added that she “remains deeply saddened by the loss suffered by the Barson family and continues to keep them in her thoughts and prayers.”