Attorneys for Porsche say that "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker knew and assumed the risks of riding in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT and conducted himself in a manner that led to his fiery death in a car crash two years ago. Walker was sitting in the passenger seat of his friends Porsche on Nov. 30, 2013 when they crashed. At the time of the accident they were doing in excess of 90 mph before slamming into some trees and a concrete street light.
Porsche maintains that Walkers injuries and the other damages claimed were his own comparative fault. Porsche went on to state that the Carrera was misused, improperly maintained and that Walker was a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the car. This response came almost 2 months after Walkers daughter Meadow filed a lawsuit for wrongful death against the car company.
Meadows attorney says that Porsche is deflecting responsibility by blaming Walker for his death. He went on to say that the Carrera was not designed to protect its occupants in a crash even at speeds below its advertised capabilities. Had Porsche designed the car to include the proper safety features Paul would have survived and would have been filming "Fast And Furious 8" and Meadow would still have her father.
The lawsuit that has been filed alleges that Porsche took shortcuts while building the Carrera which was marketed as a race car with a 605 hp engine capable of doing 205 mph from the factory. The attorney states that Porsche knew the car had stability issues and they failed to add a stability control feature to address that issue. Walker died of traumatic injuries and burns as a result of that accident. We will keep you informed on the events that follow this lawsuit.
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