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New Bodycam Video Shows Aftermath of Venus Williams' Crash

"The westbound light changed to green and that car was westbound in the right lane and he had a green light so you kind of violated his right of way," an officer told Williams

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    Police released body camera videos Thursday which show the moments after a car crash involving tennis star Venus Williams in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Published Thursday, July 27, 2017)

    Police released officer body-camera videos Thursday which show the moments after a fatal car crash involving tennis star Venus Williams and an elderly couple in Palm Beach Gardens.

    One of the video shows officers initially finding Williams at fault in the fatal collision.

    "What seems to have happened is from the time that you entered North Lake Boulevard and stopped, the light. The westbound light changed to green and that car was westbound in the right lane and he had a green light so you kind of violated his right of way," Police Officer Dave Dowling told Williams in the video.

    Although officers initially placed blame on Williams, police later released a statement saying Williams "lawfully entered" the intersection when Linda Barson’s car collided into Williams' SUV on June 9.

    Williams is currently being sued by the estate of 78-year-old Jerome Barson who passed away due to injuries he suffered when his car collided with Williams' SUV.

    Attorney Michael Steinger said Linda Barson, who suffered several fractures to her right arm and hand in the crash, is "physically and emotionally devastated."

    According to court documents, Williams says she's not at fault in the crash and claims the victim wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck.