Considering the recent death of actor Paul Walker, it is no wonder that many are asking who owned the car that he was killed in. But according to Porsche, the actor’s death was his “own comparative fault”.
Porsche claims death of Paul Walker was actor’s “own comparative fault”
Several weeks after Paul Walker’s death in a high-speed car accident in California, his daughter, Meadow Walker, filed a lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the car manufacturer was responsible for her father’s death. The lawsuit claims that the car did not have enough safety features to protect occupants.
Porsche has filed legal papers seeking to dismiss the lawsuit. In a seven-page response, the company asserts that Walker knew of the risks of driving a Porsche and that changes made to the car contributed to his death. The company also claims that the crash was the result of Rodas’ “fault” and that his speed was unsafe.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the two men were driving at a speed of at least 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash. The speed was found to be unsafe for the road conditions, according to a coroner’s report. The report also estimated that the Porsche was traveling at 94 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
According to Meadow, her father was trapped inside the car when it hit a light post. She also claims that the car lacked other safety features. The seat belt broke when he was in the car, she said.
In addition to the lawsuit, Paul Walker III has also filed a negligence lawsuit against Porsche, but no action has been taken by the company.
Road reflectors may have been contributing factor
Apparently there is a small town in Los Angeles that is famous for one thing and one thing only: car crashes. Aside from the usual suspects, one can count on the likes of the local sheriff. The most recent crash occurred in a neighborhood known as The Triangle, wherein the name of the city’s aforementioned mayor is akin to that of Santa Claus. It is a hotbed of automobile mania, and one is likely to find a bevy of young guns with a keen eye for a good deal. The name of the town’s piqued my curiosity, despite my own apprehension. As a former auto enthusiast myself, I am not prone to a full-on flurry of activity. The only thing that keeps me from scooting out to The Triangle in a nanosecond is a lack of parking spaces.
Lawsuit filed by daughter
Known for his roles in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Paul Walker died in a fiery crash in Southern California in 2013. His daughter, Meadow Walker, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car manufacturer, Porsche. The suit alleges that the car’s seat belt prevented Walker from escaping the vehicle before it burst into flames.
The lawsuit cites known safety issues with the car, including a defective seat belt, unstable chassis, and a lack of safeguards to prevent fire. It also claims that the car’s rubber fuel lines had no break-free fittings.
The lawsuit claims that Walker was traveling between 80 and 93 miles per hour when the car hit a light post. The seat belt allegedly threw Walker’s torso forward, trapping him in the car. It also says that the seat belt anchors traveled with the passenger compartment, causing Walker’s ribs to break.
Paul Walker’s estate was estimated to be worth $25 million when he died. The Paul Walker Foundation was created in his name to grant marine science enthusiasts grants. He was also known for his philanthropic work.
Meadow Walker’s lawsuit also claims that Porsche didn’t add safety features to the car, and that it used a fuel hose without fittings. The lawsuit claims that the Porsche Carrera GT had a history of instability, and that Porsche failed to add control systems to the vehicle.
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