Talk about kicking someone to the ground while they’re down…
Remember the sad moment when famed Fast & Furious star, Paul Walker, tragically died in a crash while riding shotgun in Roger Rodas’ Porsche Carrera GT? So do we. But now, Walker’s death may have to carry on in infamy as his daughter is reportedly suing Porsche, citing numerous “design” flaws with the Carrera GT he was riding in at the time of his death.
Paul’s daughter, Meadow Walker, claims her father’s death was caused by a faulty seatbelt, which “snapped [Paul] Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis.” The lawsuit also says it was defective in a manner where it trapped Paul inside the car, causing him to be burnt alive.
Additionally, the rest of the suit says Paul would still be alive had the Carrera GT be fitted with a stability control system. Porsche had the technology at the time, as did many other automobile companies, but did not equip it to the Carrera GT.
It further claims Porsche was aware that “the Carrera GT had a history of instability and control issues” and should have came with the system, which is “specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type.”
Meadow Walker’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, told People magazine, “The Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street. And we should be without Paul Walker of his friend, Roger Rodas.”
The specific amount of money the lawsuit seeks to win was undisclosed. As if Porsche and their parent company, Volkswagen AG, didn’t have enough to deal with amid the media controversy of “dieselgate.”
We’re going to say, if she wins this lawsuit, we simply don’t want to live on this planet anymore. Also, given Paul himself was self-professed lover of speed and the automobile, we wonder what he’d think of this lawsuit simply because it infringes upon the very things he loved.
– By: Chris Chin