On Monday, Philip Gutierrez, a federal judge in California ruled that the crash of the Porsche Carrera GT in which Paul Walker died was not Cars of North America’s fault. The judge claimed that Kristine Rodas didn’t present enough evidence to prove the alleged failures of the car Roger Rodas was driving with Paul Walker, CNN reports.
The argument of Rodas is based on mechanical issues. According to her statement, her husband was driving the speed limit and the crash occurred because the vehicle was lacking a crash cage and had a failure on the suspension.
In the other hand, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that the vehicle was going between 80 and 93 mph before hitting several trees and a concrete street light on Hercules Street. After the crash, the car caught fire. A coroner’s report of 2013 said that the star of Fast and Furious films survived the crash but died at the age of 40 due the injuries from the impact and the resulting fire.
The Porsche didn’t leave the road because something mechanical went wrong, according to the research of the sheriff’s investigators.
Walker’s daughter is not giving up on accusations against Porsche
Meadow –Walker’s daughter –brought another lawsuit last September, which isn’t affected by the decision taken on Monday, said Jeff Milam, Meadow Walker’s attorney.
“Meadow will continue the fight to hold Porsche accountable for selling a defective product that kills,” Milam said in a statement.
Just like Rodas, Walker argued that the car had a lack of safety features, content in cars properly designed, that could prevent the accident or, at least, have left his father alive from the crash.
Source: Channel 300