The late Paul Walker’s 16-year-old daughter, Meadow, has filed a lawsuit against Porsche, according to US Magazine. She believes the German sports car manufacturer is responsible for her father’s death in a high-speed car crash back in November 2013.
According to the lawsuit, Meadow’s lawyers claim that Paul died after being trapped inside the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in alongside his buddy Roger Rodas.
Documents revealed that his seat belt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis," and trapping him in the passenger seat after the car crashed and broke apart. What’s more, the fire didn’t erupt for a minute and 20 seconds until after the crash, and Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned.
The suit also alleges that Rodas was driving between 63-71 mph (101-114 km/h) – not 80-93 mph (129-150 km/h) like the police report noted – when he lost control of the car.
Apparently, Porsche was aware that the Carrera GT had a “history of instability and control issues.” It could have prevented the accident had the car been fitted with a stability control system.
Additionally, Meadow’s lawyers acknowledged other defects with the car, including deficient side-door reinforcements and fuel lines that didn’t properly protect the car from fires.
Via Instagram, Meadow Walker announced the creation of the Paul Walker Foundation, a non-profit organization that will provide grants to those interested in marine science, a subject the actor was passionate about.
Paul Walker would have turned 42 this month.