“Reckless driving” caused Paul Walker’s death, says Porsche

The car company has responded to his daughter's 'wrongful death lawsuit'


by Maria Vallahis |
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According to a Porsche spokesman, it was "reckless driving and excessive speed" which resulted in Paul Walker's death.

The statement comes a day after the late-actor's daughter Meadow Walker issued a 'wrongful death lawsuit' against the car company for reasons which stated the car's design was at fault.

“We have not seen the lawsuit and therefore cannot comment on its specifics,” said Porsche spokesperson Calvin Kim yesterday.

“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.”

On Monday, 16-year-old Meadow, whose father died after a horrific car accident in 2013, filed the lawsuit against Porsche claiming that the 2005 Carrera GT Paul was in at the time had specific design flaws

Meadow's lawyers claim that Paul's seat belt 'snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis,' adding that the *Fast & Furious *actor was trapped in the car, when nearly a minute and a half the Porsche caught fire while he was still a live.

The lawsuit goes on to say 'Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned.'

At the time of the fatality Paul was in the car with his financial advisor, Roger Rodas, who owned the car.

The speed logged by authorities prior to the crash was between 80 and 93 MPH, while the lawsuit claims the vehicle was traveling between 63 and 71 MPH.

According to the lawsuit, Porsche 'was aware' that their particular model, Carrera GT, had 'a history of instability and control issues,' according to documents obtained by TMZ.

Jeff Milam, an attorney representing Meadow, told the website: "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."

This lawsuit is very similar to one that Roger’s widow Kristine M. Rodas filed in May 2014 against Porsche.

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