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Venus Williams’ Phone, Medical Records Demanded By Jerome Barson’s Lawyers To See If She Broke Traffic Rules

Venus Williams has been asked by the lawyers of Jerome Barson's estate to submit her phone and medical records for the month of June, nearly two weeks after Barson's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit on June 30 against the world-renowned tennis player.

The lawyers have asked for the documents in a bid to verify if Williams was using her phone to text or call someone on June 9, when she was driving on Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and her car collided with Barson’s vehicle resulting in his death. Even though Barson was rushed to the hospital following the car crash, he died on June 22, as he suffered massive internal bleeding, a fractured spine, massive internal organ damage due to the accident, Express reported. 

Car Crash victim Jerome Barson's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit on June 30 against the world-renowned tennis player, Venus Williams. In this photo: Williams walks off after losing her first round match against Daria Kasatkina of Russia during day two of the 2016 ASB Classic at the ASB Tennis Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, Jan. 5, 2016. Photo: Getty Images/ Hannah Peters

The prosecuting attorneys have asked for driving records, car insurance documents, medical bills, copies of prescriptions, medical reports and statements or invoices in reference to any injuries sustained by Williams in the crash.

Read: Can Venus Williams Win Wimbledon 2017 After Fatal Car Accident And Lawsuit?

In addition to that, Barson’s daughter wanted Williams to reveal the details of any drug she might have taken 72 hours prior to the accident, and "any bills for the month of the crash for the cellular telephone, satellite phone, iPhone, smartphone, iPad, computer and any other wireless communication device" that she owned, according to the Express report.

Earlier this week, Barson’s family attorneys demanded to see the photos and videos of the crash that might be in the possession of the police. Later, a surveillance footage surfaced that showed Williams followed the traffic rules when the car came close to the intersection.

"Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection to BallenIsles Drive," the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department said in a statement.



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