Paul Walker’s Teen Daughter Sues Porsche — Blames Car Company For Dad’s Death
Paul Walker’s daughter filed a wrongful lawsuit against Porsche on Monday, claiming her dad died because of defects with the car’s design, not from the impact of the car wreck.
Meadow Walker, 16, claims that when Roger Rodas wrecked the Porsche Carerra GT he and Walker were driving, her dad’s seatbelt “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis” and leaving him stranded in the passenger seat. (RELATED: Here’s The Heartwarming Name Vin Diesel Gave His Newborn Daughter To Honor Paul Walker)
The lawsuit alleges that a fire didn’t start for another minute and 20 seconds, and that “Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned.”
It also claims that Rodas was driving between 63 and 71 when he crashed, not 80 and 93 like the police report says.
“The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car,” Meadow’s lawyer told TMZ. “It doesn’t belong on the street. And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas.” (VIDEO: Vin Diesel Gets Emotional Remembering Paul Walker At ‘Furious 7’ Premiere)
Walker was on a break from filming the seventh “Fast and Furious” film in November 2013 when the car he was riding in spun out of control, hit three trees and burst into flames. (RELATED: Paul Walker’s Daughter Shares Heartwarming Photo Of Her Dad On Father’s Day)
Meadow says that the car company was aware of “a history of instability and control issues,” and she is seeking unspecified damages.