Porsche is to blame for the death of Paul Walker, claims a wrongful death suit filed today by lawyer’s representing his daughter.
The Porsche Carrera GT supercar, driven by Roger Rodas at the time, has numerous flaws resulting in Walker’s death, says the suit, submitted on Meadow Walker’s behalf.
The suit goes into horrific detail as to how Walker died, claiming that the seat belt, “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis.” The suit also says that the “defective” seat belt trapped Walker in the car, causing him to be burnt alive.
Perhaps more importantly, the suit claims that Walker would still be alive if the car was equipped with a stability control system, a technology Porsche did offer at the time, but not on the Carrera GT. The suit says that Porsche knew, “that the Carrera GT had a history of instability and control issues,” but did not include stability control, which is “specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type.”
Meadow’s attorney, Jeff Milam, speaking with People magazine, said 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.”
The amount of the damages Meadow is seeking is not listed in the lawsuit.