Actor’s dad sues Porsche over Paul Walker’s death

27 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Now, Paul Walker’s dad sues Porsche over crash.

LOS ANGELES: Almost two years after Hollywood star Paul Walker’s fatal car crash in Santa Clarita, California, the late actor’s father has sued automobile company Porsche for wrongful death and negligence. Paul Walker’s father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche on Wednesday, Nov. 26, claiming that the car his son was riding in lacked safety features that could have saved his life, the Associated Press reports. The lawsuit cites features included in other pending lawsuits against the automaker over the crash that might have saved the actor’s life, including a stability control system, side-door reinforcements and a breakaway fuel line to help prevent the car from bursting into flames after a collision. Walker was sitting in the passenger seat when his friend Roger Rodas lost control of the car and crashed into a tree, causing the car to burst into flames.

Walker’s father is the executor of his son’s estate, and the lawsuit is similar to one filed by the actor’s 17-year-old daughter, Meadow, in September. On Nov. 12, Porsche stated in a court filing that the Carrera GT had been altered and improperly maintained and those factors contributed to the deaths of Walker and Rodas. The company also called Walker “a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT,” Porsche’s lawyers stated in response to the lawsuit by Meadow Walker, the actor’s daughter. Walker knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carerra GT,” Porsche stated. “That the perils, risk and dangers were open and obvious and known to him and that he chose to conduct himself in a manner as to expose himself to such perils, dangers and risks, thus assuming all the risks involved in using the vehicle.” The statement continued: “Mr.

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