Porsche Sued by Widow of Driver in Paul Walker Crash
Kristine Rodas, widow of Roger Rodas who was killed in the same fiery crash that claimed actor Paul Walker’s life late last year has filed a lawsuit against Porsche claiming the Carrera GT her husband was driving had a faulty suspension part, which resulted in the accident.
In papers she submitted with the lawsuit, she claims her husband tried to keep the car under control but ultimately he couldn’t and it left the road, eventually colliding with a light pole. Additionally she blames the German sports-car maker for not putting a “crash cage” and “racing fuel cell” in the vehicle.
According to Porsche the Carrera GT “is as close to a racecar as we will ever get,” something Kristine quoted in her lawsuit. She also alleges there have been multiple fatal crashes with the car and the company has done nothing to warn customers.
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She’s suing for negligence, wrongful death and product liability. To plead her case she’s hired Mark Geragos, a top Hollywood attorney.
Kristine’s plan may look good on paper but she never acknowledges that her husband was speeding; she claims he was only going 55 miles an hour. However, the California Highway Patrol reported Walker’s Porsche was traveling between 80 and 93 miles an hour. Uh oh…
Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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