I did a quick check on traffic fatality rates here. Blacks and whites compare equally, but watch out for Native American drivers. Asian drivers have by far the lowest fatality rate. I’m just reporting the facts. Do they match your experience.
Venus Williams allegedly ran a red light, killing an elderly white man. There are too many unknown factors to say what will happen in relation to criminal charges, but you can bet that Venus (what a ridiculous name for one so ugly) will have to pay for her carelessnes in money.
Venus Williams is being investigated amid claims she was involved in a car crash which led to the death of a driver.
Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida have released a report saying the tennis star was at fault in the crash on 9 June.
Jerome Barson, a 79-year-old who was a passenger in his wife’s car, was injured and died two weeks later.
The police report says witnesses have claimed Williams ran a red light at a junction and went into the path of the vehicle driven by Mr Barson’s wife.
Williams, who is preparing to compete at Wimbledon next week, was driving her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at the time.
The police department’s Major Paul Rogers said the crash remains under investigation and Williams has not been cited or charged.
Her lawyer Malcolm Cunningham said in a statement that Williams expressed “her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one”.
He added that the light was green when she entered the junction.
Mr Cunningham told the TMZ website: “The police report estimates that Ms Williams was travelling at 5mph when Mrs Barson crashed into her.
“Authorities did not issue Ms Williams with any citations or traffic violations.
“This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.”
Who knew that a 5 mph impact could kill someone?
The ball is now in the court of the police department and the district attorney. May justice be served as strongly as Venus serves a tennis ball.