California – Meadow Rain Walker, the daughter of former “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker who died two years ago, has filed a lawsuit against automobile company Porsche for wrongful-death on Monday.
After Walker and friend Roger Rodas died in a car accident on November 2013 while driving a Porsche Carrera GT, the world was encouraged to believe the cause of the accident was due to reckless driving. But 16-year old Meadow, has claimed that her father would have survived the accident if the car had enough safety features like other racing cars.
“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,” said Walker’s attorney, Jeff Milam, in a statement reported by CNN.
Even though the automaker said it hasn’t seen the lawsuit and wouldn’t comment on specifics, the file is known for alleging, “The vehicle lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche’s least expensive road cars – features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash,” according to CNN.
The safety features referred could be an electronic stability control system able to protect against swerving. The car also lacked adequate side door reinforcement bars and had defective rubber fuel lines, according to the lawsuit.
The actor, who was 40-years old at the time of his death, was best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the “Fast & Furious” franchise. Walker and racing partner Roger Rodas left a charity event to take a ride in an office park in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Hollywood. The crash happened a few hundred yards away on a wide street.
“Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Commander Mike Parker said in March 2014 according to CNN.
Additional information reported the Porsche Carrera GT was going between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees, 35 mph ahead of California’s speed limit; and last year’s sheriff’s investigation came to some additional conclusions that Walker and Rodas had no drugs or alcohol in their blood, both men were wearing seat belts and airbags deployed as they should have at the moment of the incident.