Porsche To Be Sued By Furious Daughter Over Carrera GT Death Crash
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The late Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, is to sue Porsche over the crash which claimed his life and that of his friend. Back in 2013 Walker had just left a charity event in Los Angeles in a Porsche Carrera GT being driven by Rodger Rodas. The Carrera GT was said to be speeding when it crashed into a street light and was consumed by flames. Meadow Walker has now instructed her lawyers to file a wrongful death case citing that Porsche took shortcuts on safety. An official investigation into the crash by LA police in conjunction with Porsche technicians found that the Carrera GT was speeding at 94mph in a 45mph zone when it lost traction and crashed into a lamp post. Meadow Walker’s law suit states that the vehicle was traveling at a slower speed before it crashed. legal documents also state that Paul Walker’s seatbelt snapped his torso, breaking his ribs and pelvis. The effects of these injuries trapped Walker in the car with no physical means of escaping for the Carrera GT was consumed by flames in 1m20 seconds later. The Carrera GT also lacked “features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash” said the legal document. The legal document also claims Porsche used side door re-enforcement bars of lesser tensile strength than Honda use for the Civic in order to save weight. The fuel hose also lacked a cut off valve system that would prevent fuel spillage in the event of a crash. Instead the fuel hose was ripped off in the crash. The widow of Rodger Rodas also filed a similar complaint last year, Porsche denied any defects in the manufacturing of the Carrera GT. Paul Walker was completing filming for the Furious 7 movie when he was killed. The film went on to become box office success raking in around £1bn worldwide.  Paul-Walker-Porsche-Sued
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