Paul Walker’s daughter files wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche

Meadow Walker is suing Porsche for an alleged fault with their Carrera GT, which she believes contributed to her father’s death

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by Jessica Anais Rach |
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Paul Walker died in 2013, aged just 40, when his 2005 Carrera GT caught fire following a horrific crash.

And now his 16-year-old daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the model of car her dad was driving had a specific design flaw.

The lawsuit claims the Fast and Furious star was not killed on hitting a lamppost and two trees, but that the car’s seatbelt broke his ribs and pelvis, before the Porsche caught fire and took his life.

Official reports at the time estimated the owner of the car Roger Rodas to be driving at 80-93 MPH, however the lawsuit claims it was in fact only driving between 63 and 71 MPH.

The lawsuit further alleges: 'Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned.'

Jeff Milam, an attorney representing Meadow, 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.'

Lawyers claim the fault could have easily been resolved by installing a stability management system- a standard for other Porsche models.

Meadow launched The Paul Walker Foundation this month, on what would have been her father’s 42nd birthday, writing:

"I am tremendously proud to be launching The Paul Walker Foundation.

"I can't think of a better way to celebrate my father.”

The foundation will provide ‘spontaneous acts of kindness’, as well as providing scholarships, funding and helping to preserve marine life.

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