What Porsche says about Paul Walker’s death
Which is true regarding on the incident???
Porsche release a statement saying that Paul Walker is misusing the car itself. Porsche also says that the car had been used improperly and Walker was assumed the risks of using the vehicle as a sophisticated user.
Porsch, in other hand blamed Paul Walker for his own death in driving one of his sports cars saying that the vehicle he was riding in had been abused and altered. The death of the actor and all other injuries or damages claimed were the result of his own comparative fault as what the court documents filed by the car company.
Walker was best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise but his life was cut short when the Porsche he was using crashed on November 30, 2013 during a few days off in the filming of the seventh movie in the popular series.
The daughter of Walker daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche in September claiming the sports car he was riding in had multiple design flaws but Porsche said the car was abused and altered after being placed into the stream of commerce in a manner that was not reasonably foreseeable to Porsche Cars North America.
It went on to say that Walker was a knowledgeable and sophisticated user who knowingly exposed himself to the risks involved in using the vehicle and the wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of Walker’s daughter Meadow Rain seeks unspecified damages for defects it alleges contributed to her father’s death.
Walker’s attorney Jeff Milam said in a statement at the time that 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. The lawsuit alleges the vehicle lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche’s least expensive road cars which are features that could have prevented the accident or allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash at a minimum.
An investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it was speed that killed the actor and his friend. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Commander Mike Parker said in March 2014 that Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions.
The high-performance vehicle was going between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees as what the report said and the posted speed limit on the Santa Clarita, California office park road was 45 mph. The conclusion of the sheriff was no surprise since the coroner’s report previously estimated the car was speeding at 100 mph.
A source familiar with the Walker family’s lawsuit however say that investigators who analyzed surveillance video think the car was actually going slower and the suit in fact claims the vehicle was traveling at approximately 63 to 71 mph when it suddenly went out of control. The investigators of the family think the car was going between 40 and 60 mph at the point of impact.