A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday by Paul Walker’s father over the accident that killed his son in 2013, cites safety concerns present in Porsche Carrera GT. The family is in doubt over official statement released on cause of death which stated that speed was to blame for the accident.
The lawsuit brings to light various other pending lawsuits against Porsche over the crash that could have saved Paul’s life. These comprise stability control system, side door reinforcements and inclusion of breakaway fuel line which could have played a major role in preventing the car busting into flames following the collision.
While Walker senior has filed the lawsuit, this is not the first time that a member of the Walker family has sued Porsche for defects in the supercar. Meadow Walker, the 16 year old daughter of Paul Walker has also filed a wrongful death claim in Los Angeles stating that the seat-belt in the Porsche Carrera GT were badly designed even as Porsche holds on to the claim of reckless driving and excessive speed.
Kristine Rodas, widow of Roger Rodas also filed a suit against Porsche in 2014 stating that the vehicle was travelling at 88 kmph and not at 128-149 kmph as previously indicated by the company.
On November 12, 2014, Porsche in their defence have stated in court filing that the Porsche Carrera GT that was used by Paul Walker has been altered and not properly maintained and it was this that lead to the death of Walker and Rodas.