Attorneys agree to share car data in Venus Williams case
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
While Venus Williams takes the court at Wimbledon, her attorneys took over a courtroom in West Palm Beach.
A hearing today focused on a key piece of evidence in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against her.
The attorneys wanted to stop the victim's family from inspecting the damage on her car and downloading data from the car's computer system.
The family of 78-year-old Jerome Barson is suing Williams for his death in the crash last month.
The lawsuit claimed Williams was driving too fast and didn't stop at a red light. Attorneys for the tennis star said the light was green and she was only driving 5 miles per hour.
The Barson family attorneys want to inspect her car. But attorneys for Williams filed an emergency order to stop that from happening.
Attorneys agreed to establish protocols and have the vehicle data downloaded by Aug. 2 and share it within 72 hours.