The father of late actor Paul Walker is suing Porsche over his son’s death.
Paul William Walker III claims that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in at the time he passed away was not equipped with proper safety equipment. Specifically, the lawsuit says that the lack of a stability control system, side-door reinforcements and a breakaway fuel line led to Walker’s death.
Paul Walker was a passenger in the car which was being driven by Roger Rodas when it spun out of control, struck a set of trees and the burst into flames. Roger Rodas’ widow has also filed a lawsuit against Porsche.
In a lawsuit filed by Paul Walker’s daughter, Porsche said that it was not at fault for the crash and claimed that alterations and improper maintenance led to the incident. Porsche also claimed that Walker was “a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT.”
While the lawsuit claims that the Carrera GT was traveling at between 60 and 70 mph at the time of the crash, independent investigators say the speed was closer to 94 mph.
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