Paul Walker's daughter sues Porsche over father's death

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  1. RenchFries

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    Paul Walker's daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the sports car he was riding in had multiple design flaws.

    The suit, filed Monday on behalf of 16-year-old Meadow Rain Walker, seeks unspecified damages for defects it alleges contributed to her father's death.

    "The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn't belong on the street," Walker's attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement. "And we shouldn't be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas."

    Calvin Kim with Porsche Cars North America said the automaker hasn't seen the lawsuit and wouldn't comment on specifics.

    "As we have said before, we are saddened whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities' reports in this case clearly established that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed," Kim said.

    The actor was best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. His life was cut short in a car crash in Southern California on November 30, 2013, during a few days off in the filming of the seventh movie in the popular series. He was 40.

    The lawsuit alleges "the vehicle lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche's least expensive road cars -- features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash."

    The court document contends the 2005 Carrera GT should have come with an electronic stability control system to protect against swerving. The car also lacked adequate side door reinforcement bars and had defective rubber fuel lines, according to the lawsuit.


    The investigation


    An investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said it was speed that killed the "Fast & Furious" star.

    "Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Commander Mike Parker said in March 2014.

    The high-performance 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was going "between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees," the report said. The posted speed limit on the Santa Clarita, California, office park road was 45 mph.

    The sheriff's conclusion was no surprise, since the coroner's report previously estimated the car was speeding at 100 mph.

    The lawsuit portrays a much-slower moving vehicle -- one that was traveling "at approximately 63 to 71 mph when it suddenly went out of control."

    Possibly to explain the damage to the car in a lower-speed accident, the suit says the doors on the Porsche used "side door reinforcement bars that lacked adequate welds and consisted of material weaker in strength than what is used in popular mass-market cars ... designed and built to be operated at speeds much slower than the Carrera GT."

    Last year's sheriff's investigation came to some additional conclusions.

    Walker and friend Roger Rodas, 38, had no drugs or alcohol in their blood. Both men were wearing seat belts. The airbags deployed as they should have when the car clipped a light pole and several trees, investigators said.

    Nothing mechanical went wrong to cause the Porsche to leave the wide road. Investigators found "no pre-existing conditions that would have caused this collision," the report said. Experts from Porsche and Michelin were consulted.

    Walker and Rodas, racing team partners, left a charity event at a car shop co-owned by the men to take a ride in an office park in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Hollywood. The crash happened a few hundred yards away on a wide street.

    An autopsy revealed "scant soot" in Walker's trachea, suggesting his life ended before the smoke and fire engulfed the car.

    The actor's body was badly burned "and in a pugilistic stance. His right wrist was fractured and his left arm was fractured," the report said. Rodas was also described as in "a pugilistic" -- or defensive -- position.

    Walker suffered fractures of his left jawbone, collarbone, pelvis, ribs and spine, the report said.

    Rodas "rapidly died of severe blunt head, neck and chest trauma," the report said.

    Walker's death came during a Thanksgiving break in filming of "Fast and Furious 7." The movie was completed using scenes already filmed by Walker and scenes shot using his brothers as body doubles.


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    Suing a race car manufacturer for making a race car that goes fast.

    Dumb cunt :coffee:
     
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    Get in a car like this without really knowing what you're doing, and you will have a bad time.

     
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    He died doing wut he loved.

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    Best signature ever.

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    That's a Lamborghini.
     
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    Even if the car was going "only" 63 MPH, the crash occurred in a 35 MPH zone. Tough noogies.
     
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    If, in the slightest chance this idiot wins her lawsuit, she should be awarded a copy of Furious 7 as compensation.

    She sounds like the type of moron that would sue Schwinn if she fell off a bicycle while trying to do handstands on it
     
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    I hope whoever represents the tree wins
     
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    Roger RoadAss
     
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    She should sue her father's estate because of her name.
     
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    Design flaws? If this car has a history of documented brake failures or stuck accelerators then she may have a case, if not she's gonna be shit out of luck. Beyond that if she has an issue with it's design then she is suing the wrong people, there is a process to ensure cars are safe to be on the road and sold in the US, making them street legal, her gripe should be with the authority that signed off on it.

    Oh, and your dad was a terrible actor who made horrible movies, fast and furious is the worst shit ever made.
     
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    Porche is guilty.

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    on second thought, she might have a case :bigthink
     
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    "you're on a knifes edge with the handling"

    obviously this car is not made for city streets..should be forced to drive this beast on a track for at least 2 days before you can buy it..walker didnt do this and couldnt handle it,end of story

    although i do have a feeling this car is not that safe its not like they can crash test dummy a 300k car

    :grad: fastest car top gear had tested at that point
     
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    Walker wasnt the driver.
     
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    I just spent 5 whole minutes finding a picture of his daughter and you faggots posted it already :fil: