Porsche has retaliated the lawsuit filed against them – claiming the company is to be blamed for the death of Fast & Furious 7 star, Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. Both died in a car crash back in November 2013. Roger was at the wheel, driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.
In May, 2014, Roger Rodas’ widow sued Porsche for the accident and their deaths. The German carmaker has now filed new court papers denying responsibility for the crash, and is demanding her lawsuit be thrown. Firstly, the speed limit in the area of the crash was only 45 mph. But according to the report by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred due to unsafe speeding, and the speedo reading was estimated to be between 80 and 93 mph when the car hit the lamp post.
Further, Porsche says the car in concern, had been abusing and improperly maintained. Owned by Roger, the company claims that the alteration or modifications he had done to the car against company’s recommendations, and may have proven to be the cause of fire.
On the sidelines, Paul Walker III (Furious 7 star’s father), recently took legal action against Roger Rodas’ family, related to the late Rodas’ and Paul’s shared car collection which is estimated to be worth around $2 million (Rs. 12.42 crores).
The latest edition of Fast and Furious premiered across the globe yesterday. Paul Walker continues to play the role of Brian in the movie. Analysts predict the movie to be the highest grossing movie in the franchise till date, with collections of over in $1 billion
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