Paul Walker Wrongful Death Lawsuit Slammed, Porsche Blames “Reckless Driving” — SEE STATEMENT
Paul Walker’s fatal crash was caused by “reckless driving and excessive speed,” according to Porsche, which is already slamming the wrongful death lawsuit just filed by the late actor’s daughter.
As Gossip Cop reported, on Monday Meadow Walker sued Porsche for causing Walker’s death nearly two years ago. He was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by his close friend and business partner Roger Rodas when they crashed outside of Los Angeles. It was said Walker died from impactful and thermal injuries, but Meadow’s lawsuit alleges neither would have happened if not for deficiencies in Porsche’s luxury vehicle.
The suit specifically claims the car was not fitted with the automaker’s typical stability system, which is designed to help drivers maintain control of the vehicle. Furthermore, it’s alleged Walker was effectively trapped inside the car after the crash itself, and burned to death when a fire erupted more than a minute later. The suit blames those two things on inadequate door reinforcements and deficiencies in the car’s fuel lines.
But Porsche is maintaining, as it has before, that it is not responsible for Walker’s death or the accident in any way. In a statement released on Tuesday, a spokesperson says, “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.” That is in line with the response Porsche gave earlier this year to a civil suit filed by Rodas’ estate.
And while officials have indeed blamed the crash on speed, Meadow’s lawsuit takes issue with that, too, as Gossip Cop previously noted. While investigators said Rodas was traveling 80 to 90 MPH, her filing insists it was 63 to 71 MPH. The Porsche spokesperson also acknowledges they have not seen the new legal documents, and “therefore cannot comment on its specifics.” Gossip Cop will continue to have updates. Tell us what you think of the lawsuit and Porsche’s response below.