Grand Slam champion Venus Williams was involved in a fatal car crash in Palm Beach, Florida just weeks ago on June 9th, the star, however, is safe.

Details regarding the unfortunate incident

Following the accident, the man whose car got hit was rushed to the hospital, but after two weeks, he succumbed to his injuries. The incident was confirmed by BBC after a spokesperson for the Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida verified the news. This accident was first reported by TMZ which stated that according to police, the tennis player was at fault, however, the champion's lawyer Malcolm Cunningham stated that Williams' was not charged whatsoever.

The man who passed away as a result of the accident, 78-year-old Jerome Barson, was in the vehicle with his wife who was driving the car at the time. Their vehicle was crossing an intersection, close to Venus Williams' residence when the accident took place.

What does the witness statement acquired by police say?

According to a witness's statement in the police report Venus Williams' vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, all of a sudden darted into the path of Barsons' car and did not pass the junction in time because of a traffic jam hence causing the crash. The wife of the deceased, Linda Barson was also rushed to the hospital after the incident and luckily survived.

Report obtained by the United States media

According to the report obtained by media "[Ms Williams] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]," the report further claimed that there were no other factors involved in the accident like drugs, cell phone distractions or alcohol. The seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams, who is the older sister of Serena Williams reportedly told the police officials that she did not see the couple's vehicle and was driving at slow speed herself.

Statement given by Venus Williams' lawyer Malcolm Cunningham

The statement given by the Tennis star's lawyer Malcolm Cunningham to "CNN" read: "Ms Williams entered the intersection on a green light. The police report estimates that Ms Williams was traveling at 5mph when Mrs Barson crashed into her." Mr. Cunningham further added that Venus Williams was not charged with any traffic violations after the incident and that "Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one." In July, the 37-year-old tennis star, who is currently ranked at number 11 in singles is set to play at her 20th Wimbledon event in London.