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The tragic car accident that left Paul Walker dead has his daughter, Meadow, filing a wrongful death lawsuit on Monday. The claims brought against Porsche allege that her father’s death may have been prevented, but instead he “burned to death,” according to a report by TMZ.
The lawsuit states that the driver of the car, Roger Rodas, may not have been speeding, even though police reports stated that he was traveling between 80 and 93 mph when the crash occurred. The court documents stated that the Carrera GT had “a history of instability and control issues” that Porsche knew about and therefore this accident could possibly have been prevented in the first place.
In addition, the lawsuit that the 16-year-old filed also claimed that Walker allegedly survived the impact of the crash, but could not get himself out of the burning car because of the seat belt that apparently snapped him back and kept him from escaping. It said that he was literally burned alive in the car after being trapped. Jeff Milam, Meadow Walker’s lawyer, told TMZ that the car should not have been driven.
“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.”
Porsche ended up responding to these claims in a statement issued on Tuesday, as reported by Variety. The car company denied any wrongdoing in this tragedy.
“As we have said before, 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.”
Both Paul Walker and Roger Rodas died when the Porsche ran into a tree and caught fire two years ago. This tragedy had left his friends and family devastated, as well as his fans. Meadow Walker is the actor’s only child.
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