In response to Meadow Walker’s suit, Porsche blames reckless driving and excessive speeding for the crash that killed Walker.
As we have said before, we are saddened whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities’ reports in this case clearly established that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed.
Meadow Walker files a wrongful death suit against Porsche allege that the Porsche Carrera GT lacked safety features that could have prevented the accident or, would have allowed her father to survive the crash. She also alleges that Porsche knew that the specific car in Paul’s case had a history of instability and control issues.
[The company] failed to install its electronic stability control system, which is specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type.
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.
Moments after Walker leaves an event for Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide, Rodas crashes their 2005 Porsche Carrera GT into a concrete light pole and trees on Hercules Street, LA. Both men are killed and their bodies are burned beyond recognition. The crash is visible from the event, and some of Walker’s childhood friends attempt to release his body from the car, but are turned back by police.