Paul Walker’s 16 year old daughter announced today that she has filed a lawsuit against Porsche AG.
This of course comes after the ‘Fast and Furious’ actor was killed in 2013 when the ’05 Porsche Carrera GT he was a passenger in crashed at high speed and burst into flames. The Porsche GT driven by Walker’s friend Roger Rodas at the time, when he lost control and hit a concrete lamppost and two trees before igniting into flames.
Now, Paul’s 16-year-old daughter Meadow has filed a court testimonial claiming that that root cause of her father’s death was not the flames that engufled the vehicle, but rather that the alleged defective seat belt prevented him from escaping the vehicle by `snapping his torso’.
She went on to detail that the seat belt ‘snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis’ and leaving him trapped and unable to escape.
‘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.’ aid Meadow’s lawyer Jeff Milam to E! News.
The lawsuit also claims the car ‘lacked safety features…that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash’.
Meadow also claims that the Porsche had a `history of instability and control issues but the company failed to install its electronic stability control system, which is specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type’.
Her lawsuit directly disputes the view by law enforcement officers that the crash was caused by speeding, alleging that Roger was driving between 80 to 93 miles per hour. Meadow however claims that the actual speed of the Porsche was between 63 and 71 mph.