The father of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker has filed a new lawsuit against carmaker Porsche over the death of his son two years ago in a car accident in California.
Paul Walker’s father believes that Porsche is responsible for the wrongful death of his son. The lawsuit states that the Porsche Carrera GT, which Walker and his friend was driving, was lacking in important safety features.
Those safety features include a stability control system, breakaway fuel line, and side-door reinforcements. “Absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today,” according to the lawsuit, filed by Walker’s father.
Walker was on a break from filming Fast & Furious 7 when he died in a car crash. He and his friend Roger Rodas were riding in the Carrera GT, which struck trees and burst into flames on a roads in Santa Clarita, California in November 2013.
According to police, the main reasons for Walker’s car crash was high speed, which was between 80 and 90 Mph.
Rodas’ widow, Kristine, has a pending claim against Porsche in federal court. She also filed a state wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.
Porsche has denied that a fault in Carrera GT caused the crash, which resulted in death of Walker and his friend.
In a court filing on November 12, the carmaker stated that the deaths of Walker and Rodas was mainly due to factors that the Carrera GT was modified and wrongly maintained. In seven-page defense, the company claimed that Walker had full knowledge of all of the “risk, perils and danger” involved in driving a car like Carrera GT.
According to investigators, the Porsche Carrera GT was traveling at a speed of up to 94 mph (151 kph) when it hit poles and crashed. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol believe that was pretty unsafe speed.
Walker’s father lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.