Looks like there has been some new developments on the late Paul Walker’s death and this news will probably make it that much harder to cope with his unexpected passing.
According to TMZ, Walker’s daughter, Meadow, is claiming that the cause of her father’s death was not the crash itself but the actual car’s seat belt that hindered Walker from being able to escape the fiery doom that killed him.
The 16-year-old has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porshe because she claims “when the Porsche Carrera GT crashed and broke apart, Paul’s seat belt snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis” which in turn made him incapable of escaping.
The lawsuit also claims that the fire in the car did not ignite until almost a minute and a half after the initial crash took place, meaning that had he not been injured by the seat belt he could have saved himself.
The suit alleges, “Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned,” basically stating that Paul Walker was indeed still alive after the impact had occurred.
Jeff Milam, Meadow’s lawyer, told TMZ, “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.”
And he may be right because there is more….!
It was reported that driver, Roger Rodas, was speeding between 89 to 94 MPH causing the accident but new reports have contradicted those claims saying that Rodas was actually only doing between 63 and 71 MPH when the car lost control, a malfunction that Meadow is saying Porshe knew about.
She says that the car would have never lost control had its stabilization system been working properly, which her lawyers claim Porsche knew the Carrera GT had “a history of instability and control issues,” and goes on further saying, “the defect could have been corrected with a Porsche Stability Management System (PSM), which prevents swerving. They say the company intentionally decided not to install PSMs in the Carrera GT, even though it was standard in many other models.”
Lastly, other malfunctions were also raised including that the car has “deficient side door reinforcements and fuel lines that did not adequately protect the car from erupting in flames.”
Money in damages has yet to be asked for but the real question is how much is enough to heal from that kind of news? Hopefully Porsche does some thing about this. Let’s chat below!