Porsche responds to wrongful death lawsuit filed by Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow
Porsche has responded to Meadow Walker’s wrongful
death lawsuit, which claimed her father’s tragic death was
due to design flaws with the car he was in.
Lawyers for 16 year old Meadow Walker, claim her
Dad survived the impact of the crash but suffered
horrifically when he was helplessly trapped inside the 2005
Carrera GT when it burst into flames.
According to the lawsuit, when the car crashed and broke
apart the seat belt “snapped Walker’s torso back with
thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and
The suit claims the actor was trapped inside the car and
was still alive when the fire broke out 1 minute and 20
seconds after it hit the tree.
Porsche Carrera GT burned,” it alleges.
“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,” the teen’s lawyer
Responding to the claims on Tuesday, Porsche said in a
“As we have said before, we are very sad whenever
anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe
the authorities’ reports in this case clearly establish
that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving
and excessive speed.”
Law enforcement officials said at the time the car was
going 80 to 93 MPH.