Porsche Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Paul Walker’s Daughter

Porsche Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Paul Walker's Daughter

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Porsche have responded to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the late actor Paul Walker's daughter Meadow.

Paul tragically died in November 2013, after the Porsche car he was a passenger in hit a pole and set on fire. Meadow, 16, is claiming that the car company took safety shortcuts, and her lawyers are alleging that the Carrera GT Paul was in had a “history of instability and control issues.”

Walker's attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement: "The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn't belong on the stree...And we shouldn't be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas."

But Calvin Kim from Porsche Cars North America told CNN:

"As we have said before, we are saddened whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities' reports in this case clearly established that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed," Kim said.

Kim also revealed that the company hasn't seen the lawsuit and wouldn't comment on specifics.

Earlier, we wrote...

The Fast and Furious star Paul Walker’s daughter is set to sue Porsche, following the car crash that killed her father.

Meadow Walker, 16, is filing a wrongful death case against the carmakers Porsche, claiming that they took shortcuts in safety in the vehicle. Paul died in November 2013, after the Porsche car he was a passenger in hit a pole and set on fire.

However, lawyers for Meadow claim that he survived the impact of the crash, but was burnt alive. According to TMZ, they are arguing that when the Porsche Carrera GT crashed, Paul’s seat belt “snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis.” They then claim the fire didn’t break out until a minute and twenty seconds after the crash.

A police report at the time said the cause of the crash was speeding, an estimated 80 -93 miles per hour. But the new lawsuit claims the driver, Roger Rodas, was only going at 63 -71 mph and the car went out of control as it did not have a proper stabilising system.

Controversially, the lawyers are alleging that the Carrera GT had a “history of instability and control issues.”

Porsche have not yet responded to the new claims. Last year, when Roger Rodas’ widow filed a claim for similar reasons, the carmakers lawyers said: “Roger Rodas’s death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of Roger Rodas’s own comparative fault…he chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself and others to such perils, dangers and risks.”

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