Meadow Rain Walker, daughter of late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker, is suing Porsche for wrongful death, claiming that the car her father drove suffered from numerous design defects.
She’s seeking unspecified damages for defects in that her lawyers claim trapped her father in the Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed and subsequently burst into flames. The suit asserts that the GT, which was advertised as a street-legal race car, did’t have lacked a proper stability control system and safeguards to prevent the automobile from catching fire after a collision in addition to protecting the occupants.
The investigation, which is being led by the LA County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol, concluded that the crash was caused by high speeds rather than mechanical problems. Porsche engineers aided in the investigation, but Meadow Walker’s lawsuit insists that the Porsche Roger Rodas was driving with Paul in the passenger seat didn’t include a stability control system that other models have. Walker’s claim also contends that the car lacked proper door reinforcements in addition to using rubber fuel lines that didn’t break free to prevent fire.
Does her case have a leg to stand on? Well, it just might. Porsche has been hit with this before and it was the widow of Rodas who filed the suit. Kristine Rodas alleged design and safety defects in her wrongful death lawsuit, which currently remains pending in a federal court in LA.