Paul Walker’s Father Sues Porsche Over Fatal Crash

26 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Actor Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche over fatal crash.

LOS ANGELES — Paul Walker’s father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the “Fast & Furious” star. The father of the late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker is to become the latest family member to sue German carmaker Porsche over his son’s death, reports Entertainment Weekly.Walker’s father, who is the executor of his son’s estate, filed the lawsuit claiming the Porsche Carrera GT the actor was riding in lacked safety features that could have saved the actor’s life. He has claimed that the Carrera GT lacked features including door reinforcements, a stability-controlled system and a breakaway fuel line to stop the car from bursting into flames following a collision.

Walker’s father is seeking unspecified damages – and it comes a week after Porsche responded to a wrongful death lawsuit from his daughter Meadow Rain . In a seven-page defence of the earlier lawsuit, the car manufacturer stated he was aware of the “risk, perils and danger” involved in driving in the car. 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. “If Porsche had designed the car to include proper safety features, Paul would have survived, he would be filming Fast And Furious 8, and Meadow Walker would have the father she adored,” Mr Milam said.

The inquiry 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. Wednesday’s lawsuit repeats a claim from Meadow Walker’s case that the Porsche was travelling between 101 to 114 kph before it spun out of control. Porsche has hit back, insisting that because the limited edition car had allegedly been “abused and altered” as well as “misused and improperly maintained”, Walker’s death was the actor’s “own comparative fault”.

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