Everybody wants answers. Everybody wants to know who was to blame for the crash.
In the most recent news reports, Paul Walker’s daughter is lawyering up against Porsche for wrongful death, claiming that the car that her fathers was in when he was killed suffered from numerous design defects.
According to AP, Meadow Rain Walker is seeking unspecified damages for defects that her lawyers claim kept the actor trapped in the Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed and burst into flames in November 2013.
Paul Walker was on a break from filming “Furious 7” when he was killed. He was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas, who lost control of the vehicle before it careened into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles, killing both men.
The wrongful-death suit claims the car, which was marketed as a street-legal race car, lacked a proper stability control system and safeguards to protect occupants and keep it from catching fire after a collision.
“Absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today,” the lawsuit states.
The investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol concluded that it was unsafe speed and not mechanical problems that caused the crash. That investigation was aided by engineers from Porsche, who evaluated the wreckage of the rare car.
Meadow’s lawsuit contends Porsche didn’t include a stability control system in the Carrera GT model Rodas was driving but includes it in other models. It also claims the car lacked proper reinforcements in its doors and used rubber fuel lines that didn’t break free to prevent a fire in a crash.
The star of the “Fast & Furious” film franchise co-owned an auto racing team with Rodas named Always Evolving. 16-year-old Meadow Rain Walker is the sole heir of his estate.
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