On June 9, tennis star Venus Williams was involved in a car accident that fatally injured a man in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Allegedly, Ms. Williams ran a red light and struck another car although, according to her lawyer, she was not cited or charged for the offense. The 78-year-old man occupied the other car, which his wife was driving, when the accident occurred. Two weeks after the accident, the man succumbed to his fatal injuries. Venus Williams sustained no personal injuries in the fatal car accident, and will be playing in Wimbledon on Monday.
Fatal car accidents may occur when a driver engages in reckless driving or fails to obey traffic laws like running a red light in a busy intersection. Violating a traffic law like this could put other drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians at-risk for sustaining personal injuries or potential fatalities. In some cases, if the accident occurs in a congested area, it may cause a chain-reaction crash, involving multiple vehicles and victims.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a car accident, contact our New Jersey car accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP at 732-777-0100. Contact us online or visit our offices in Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River, New Jersey. We represent clients throughout New Jersey.