'Fast & Furious' Star Paul Walker's Daughter Suing Porsche for Father's Death
The daughter of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, who died in a 2013 car accident, is now suing the vehicle manufacturer, claiming that the Porsche Walker was driving had design defects that led to her father's death.
Meadow Rain Walker, the 16-year-old daughter of deceased actor Paul Walker, is seeking unspecified damages from Porsche North America after the Porsche Carrera GT that her father was driving in November of 2013 crashed and burst into flames. The lawsuit was filed by the 16-year-old under the direction of her lawyers who claim the vehicle was "marketed as a street-legal race car," according to Page Six. However, it ultimately "lacked a proper stability control system and safeguards to protect occupants and keep it from catching fire after a collision."
According to TMZ, "Porsche knew the Carrera GT had "a history of instability and control issues." The site reported that Walker's lawyers believe that if the vehicle had the proper Porsche Stability Management System (PSM), the actor would still be alive and with us today. The lawyers are also claiming that Porsche intentionally decided not to install the PSM even though they were aware that it was standard in many other models.
Jeff Milam, the lawyer of the actor's daughter stated, "the bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn't belong on the street. And we shouldn't be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas."
Walker, who starred alongside Tyrese Gibson, in the Fast & Furious franchise, died in the car crash on November 30, 2013. According to CNN, the vehicle "slammed into a light pole and burst into flames in an office park in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Hollywood." Walker was the passenger in the vehicle that, according to reports, was being driving by Roger Rodas, who also died in the crash. The actor was 40 years old.