Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Paul Walker's daughter files wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche

Paul Walker was still alive when the Porsche he was a passenger in caught fire after the horrific crash that took his life, according to a lawsuit filed by his daughter Meadow. 

The 16-year-old, whose father died in 2013, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche claiming that the 2005 Carrera GT Walker was riding in had specific design flaws that contributed to his untimely demise.
The lawsuit claims that the Fast & Furious star was not killed on impact after the driver of the vehicle hit a concrete lamppost and two trees but was in fact alive when the sports car caught fire, reports TMZ.

Lawyers representing Meadow claim that when the Carrera GT crashed, Walker's seat belt 'snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis,'
The suit then claims the actor was trapped in the car when nearly a minute and a half later the Porsche caught fire while he was still alive.
The lawsuit further alleges: 'Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned.' 

While law enforcement at the time gauged the speed Roger Rodas, who owned the Porsche, was driving at to be between 80 and 93 MPH, the lawsuit claims the vehicle was traveling between 63 and 71 MPH.
The suit alleges that Porsche has been aware of their Carrera GT having 'a history of instability and control issues,' according to documents obtained by TMZ.
Lawyers for Meadow also claim that that Porsche could have easily solved the problem by installing a stability management system, which is standard for other models made by Porsche.


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