Fast and Furious star, 40 year old Paul William Walker IV died in a tragic car accident on 30th November 2013, while he was sitting in the co-passenger seat of a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car was being driven by 38 year old Roger Rodas, friend of Paul and the owner of the car.
After losing control, the car crashed into a concrete lamp post. This is also when it caught fire, and burning the passengers to death.
Now, the latest lawsuit which has been filed by Meadow Walker, daughter of Paul Walker, claims that the reason of her father’s death was not car accident, but due to the instability and control issues of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.
Lawyers who have filed the lawsuit on behalf of Meadow, claim that when the car lost control and hit the concrete lamp post, the seat belt snapped Paul Walker’s torse back with thousands of pounds of force. This force broke Paul’s ribs and pelvis, thereby disabling him to get out of the car on his own.
The fire did not erupt for 1 minute 20 seconds after the impact. But as the impact disabled Paul physically, he was stuck in the seat of the Porsche. When the fire erupted, Paul breathed soot into his lungs, which along with burns, was the reason of his death.
As per the lawyers, the car in which both Paul and Rogas were travelling, lost control while travelling at around 63 and 71 mph. The lawyers say that such a car should never have careened out of control if it had proper stabilization system.
If the car was installed with PMS (Porsche Stability Management System), the car Carrera GT would have never careened out of control. But, the lawyers say Porsche had intentionally decided not to install PMS in the said model, resulting in the death of the actor.
The lawsuit also points out that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT side door reinforcements and fuel lines were not efficiently equipped to protect the safety of the passenger.
Meadow’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, tells, “The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street. And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas.”
via – TMZ.com