Paul Walker?s unfortunate death came as a huge shock to his family and his fans worldwide. The actor lost his life in 2013 due to a vehicle collision on his way back from an event. And now his 16-year old daughter Meadow Rain Walker has filed a law suit against the car company Porsche.
Paul Walker’s daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the sports car he was riding in had multiple design flaws.The suit, filed Monday on behalf of 16-year-old Meadow Rain Walker, seeks unspecified damages for defects it alleges contributed to her father’s death.
?The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street,? Walker’s attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement. ?And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas,? reported CNN.
A report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department concluded that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by Walker’s friend Roger Rodas, was travelling “between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees.” The posted speed limit on the office park road was 45 mph, reports People.
?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 lawsuit alleges.
LA Times?reports that Walker’s daughter accuses Porsche of trimming the vehicle’s weight by installing side door reinforcement bars made of a weaker material than is used in more common cars, such as the Honda Civic, and of using a fuel hose that lacked fittings that would break free if the car were in a crash. Instead, the hose tore and helped create a fire.
The suit also names Porsche Cars North America and Beverly Hills Porsche as defendants. Porsche representatives did not return requests for comment.
Meadow is Walker’s only child and the sole heir to his estate, estimated to be worth about $25 million at the time of his death.
This month, on what would have been her father’s 42nd birthday, Meadow announced on social media the launch of the Paul Walker Foundation, a nonprofit that will provide grants to those interested in marine science, a subject the actor was passionate about.