Meadow Walker sues Porsche
Meadow Walker, the daughter of late actor Paul Walker, is suing Porsche over her father’s death.
Paul had died when a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT he was in, which was driven by Roger Rodas, had lost control and driven into trees and a power pole.
Meadow, who filed the suit on Monday, claimed the car had design defects, which Porsche alleging skimping on safety features that might have prevented the accident or kept her father alive.
The suit claimed the model had a “history of instability and control issues” which Porsche knew about.
According to the suit, the seatbelts were designed in a way that if a crash happened, the seat belt anchor would be pulled back with the rear engine compartment, while the seat remained in its place. (Eish!)
“This snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis, flattening his seat and trapping him in a supine position, where he remained alive until the vehicle erupted into flames one minute and 20 seconds later,” the filing said.
“Absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today.”
Porsche is yet to respond to the filing.