Porsche Responds To Paul Walker's Daughter's Case

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Porsche has responded to Paul Walker's daughter's case, after she sued the luxury car maker over her dad's wrongful death. She claimed that Porsche took safety shortcut methods.

Meadow Walker, 16, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche claiming that the car's seatbelt had pinned her father down, breaking his back, ribs and pelvis, making it impossible for him to get out of the burning car.

The German carmaker has responded saying:
"We are very sad whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities' reports in this case clearly establish that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed."

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The authorities too, had said that the cause of the accident which involved Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, who was driving the Carrera GT, was due to driving at high speeds. The car was travelling between 80 and 93 mph, while the speed limit was 45 mph.

However, Meadow Walker's lawsuit states that the car was travelling between 63 and 71 mph, and it was the lack of safety features such as stability control and roll-over protection that lead to the death of her father and his friend.

The Carrera GT they were driving was in good mechanical condition, and met all safety norms for a car manufactured in 2005.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 16:01 [IST]
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