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Firemens work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Actor Paul Walker, star of the “Fast & & Furious “motion picture series, died in the crash north of Los Angeles.
Published Monday, Sept. 28, 2015|5:20 p.m.
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Star Paul Walker is revealed putting on a development from the Colcci summertime collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 21, 2013.
LOS ANGELES– Paul Walker’s daughter took legal action against Porsche for wrongful death Monday, asserting the cars that her father remained in when he was eliminated struggled with numerous design flaws.
The lawsuit filed by Meadow Rain Walker seeks unspecified damages for defects that her lawyers assert kept the star trapped in the Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed and burst into flames in November 2013.
Walker was on a break from filming the 7th film in the “Fast & & Furious “franchise when he was killed. He was riding in the Carrera GT driven by pal and business associate Roger Rodas when the car spun out of control, struck 3 trees and burst into flames on a street in Santa Clarita, California.
The wrongful-death fit asserts the automobile, which was marketed as a street-legal race car, did not have an appropriate stability control system and safeguards to protect residents and keep it from catching fire after an accident.
“Missing these flaws in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today,” the claim states.
An email sent to representatives of Porsche Cars North America was not immediately returned.
The 18-page suit consists of an in-depth stating of the crash and competes that the Porsche was taking a trip 63 to 71 mph (101 to 114 kph) when it spun out of control.
Detectives concluded the Porsche was going much quicker– as much as 94 miles per hour (151 kph)– when it crashed.
The investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol concluded that it was unsafe speed and not mechanical issues that triggered the crash. That examination was assisted by engineers from Porsche, who assessed the wreckage of the rare vehicle.
Meadow Walker’s lawsuit contends Porsche didn’t include a stability control system in the Carrera GT model Rodas was driving but includes it in other models. It also asserts the car lacked correct reinforcements in its doors and made use of rubber fuel lines that didn’t break complimentary to prevent a fire in a crash.
Comparable accusations of design and safety flaws were included in a wrongful death lawsuit by Rodas’ widow, Kristine Rodas, that remains pending in a federal court in Los Angeles. Rodas was trained as a race vehicle motorist and was only driving 55 miles per hour (89 kph), according to his partner’s claim. He left 2 little ones when he passed away.
Walker, the star of the “Fast & & Furious” film franchise, co-owned a car racing group with Rodas named Always Evolving. Meadow Walker, 16, is the sole heir of his estate.
Walker’s 2 bros assisted full action scenes in “Furious 7,” which made more than $1.5 billion internationally after it was released in April.