Porsche has blamed Paul Walker for his own death in one of its sports cars.
In September, Walker’s daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, 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).”
Paul Walker died at the age of 40 when his Porsche Carrera crashed and burst into flames in Valencia, Santa Clarita, on 30 November 2013. Driver Rodas lost control of the vehicle, which careered into trees and a concrete lamppost, killing both men.
The family’s investigators think the car was going between 40 and 60 mph at the point of impact, according to the source.
“The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street,” Walker’s attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement at the time. “And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas.”
Sources: CNN, TheGuardian