Meadow Walker, Daughter Of Paul Walker, Sues Porsche
Meadow Walker has filed a lawsuit against Porsche for the death of her father, Paul Walker. Mr. Walker died at the age of 40 during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday as he was enjoying a ride with his friend, Roger Rodas, who was also killed in the accident.
Meadow Walker, the daughter of Paul Walker, has filed a lawsuit against Porsche for the death of the beloved star. The Fast and the Furious actor and his good friend, Roger Rodas, were both killed on November 30, 2013, after leaving an event for Walker’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide, for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The pals, both passionate by fast cars, were taking a brief tour in Rodas’ 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.
According to the police report and videos of the fatal accident, the vehicle was traveling at 90 mph in Valencia, Santa Clarita when it smashed into a concrete lamppost and burst into flames.
In the lawsuit filed by the lawyer representing the 16-year-old daughter of Mr. Walker, it was stated that experts, who viewed the video of the accident believe that the Porsche was going between 40 and 60 mph. Courts documents revealed some gruesome details about the deaths of the two men. According to TMZ:
Walker died moments before before the smoke and fire engulfed the car and his body was badly burned “and in a pugilistic stance. His right wrist was fractured and his left arm was fractured,” the report said. Rodas was also described as in “a pugilistic” — or defensive — position and “rapidly died of severe blunt head, neck and chest trauma.”
Legal papers showed that Miss Walker is blaming the tragedy that left her fatherless on the car maker. Walker’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, confessed that the doors on the Porsche used:
“side door reinforcement bars that lacked adequate welds and consisted of material weaker in strength than what is used in popular mass-market cars … designed and built to be operated at speeds much slower than the Carrera GT.”
The lawsuit went on to say that:
“the vehicle lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche’s least expensive road cars — features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash.”
On social media, fans are conflicted by the suit, while some say that Miss Walker should protect her father’s legacy and prove to the world that he was not speeding like a maniac, others claimed she looks hungry for money knowing that he left her several millions of dollars. Not amused by some of the comments, the attorney is hitting back. He said:
“It is with great reluctance that Meadow Walker has authorized the filing of this lawsuit on her own behalf and as heir to Paul Walker’s estate.She’s a teenage girl still dealing with the tragic loss of her father.”
“The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street. And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas.”
Porsche has declined the comment on the story.
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