Paul Walker’s 16-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche over her father’s death in Valencia, California in November 30, 2013.
According to the lawsuit, Meadow’s lawyers claim that Paul died after being trapped inside the 2005 Carrera GT his friend Roger Rodas was riding.
According to the documents, Walker’s seat belt “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis,” and trapping him in the passenger seat after the car crashed and broke apart.
The lawsuit claims the fire didn’t erupt for 1 minute and 20 seconds after impact and when fire broke out, Paul was still alive.
“Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned.”, says the document.
Moreover, law enforcement said that the cause of the accident was speeding — 80 to 93 MPH.
But the lawsuit says Rodas was only going between 63 and 71 MPH when it careened out of control.
The lawsuit says the car would never have careened if it had a proper stabilization system claiming that Porsche knew the Carrera GT had “a history of instability and control issues.”
According to Meadow’s lawyers the defect could have been corrected with a Porsche Stability Management System (PSM) and that the company intentionally decided not to install PSMs in the Carrera GT, even though it was standard in many other models.
The lawsuit refers also to other defects of the car, including claims there were deficient side door reinforcements and fuel lines that did not adequately protect the car from erupting in flames.