Venus Williams was involved in a car accident that claimed the life of a 78-year-old man in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The accident occurred on June 9 when Venus Williams allegedly ran a red light and struck the car occupied by the man and his wife who was driving. The man succumbed to his fatal injuries two weeks after the accident while his wife and Ms. Williams sustained no personal injuries. According to Ms. Williams’ lawyer, however, the tennis star, who will be playing in Wimbledon on Monday, was not cited or charged for the offense.
Statistics show that nine out of every ten car accidents in the US occurred due to driver errors. Unfortunately, many drivers engage in risky driving behaviors daily like distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving, and negligence, which increases the amount of personal injuries and even fatalities for victims of car accidents.
If you have been injured by a reckless driver, the Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will fight for you. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 or contact us online. With offices located throughout South Carolina, we serve clients in Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, and Newberry County, including those in the towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.