Paul Walker Lawsuit Update: Porsche Hits Back At Actor's Daughter, 'Fast & Furious' Star Died Due To Reckless Driving & Overspeeding
It is always painful for every child to deal with the death of his or her parents, much more if the death was tragic. Such is the case with "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker, whose daughter Meadow, 16, is in the middle of a lawsuit against Porsche over the actor's unfortunate demise.
Walker passed away in a fiery car crash on Nov. 2013 while on a Porshe Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas. His death was mourned by millions of people. At the time of his death, the team was still filming "Fast and Furious 7" and many wonder what will happen to Brian O'Conner, the character that catapulted Walker to stardom.
"Furious 7," Paul's last film in the hit street racing series broke records. According to Venture Capital Post, it was the most successful among all seven installments of the action film both in ratings and box office earnings.
It's almost two years since Walker died but his grieving daughter is still not over with his case. According to TMZ, Paul's teen daughter filed a lawsuit against Porsche for a faulty car. The actor reportedly survived the impact of the crash but was trapped in the vehicle and was burned alive.
According to the lawsuit, Meadow's lawyers claim that Paul's seatbelt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis" and confining him in the vehicle.
The lawsuit also claims that the said vehicle reportedly lacked the safety features usually found on well-designed vehicles or even Porsche's least expensive road cars. Had the said feature been there, it could have prevented the accident, or at least allow Walker to survive the crash, CNN reports.
Calvin Kim with Porsche Cars North America shared that the German automaker hasn't seen the lawsuit yet and wouldn't comment on specifics. However, Kim released a statement.
"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," he said.
According to the investigation, the vehicle was going between 80 and 90 mph when it hits a power pole and several trees. The speed limit on Santa Clarita, Calif., office park road was only 45 mph. However, the family's investigators think that the car was only going between 40 and 60 mph at the time of impact.
The report said that Walker suffered fractures on his left jawbone, collarbone, pelvis, ribs and spine. On the other hand, Rodas "rapidly died of severe blunt head, neck and chest trauma."
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