Porsche hits back at Paul Walker’s daughter’s wrongful death lawsuit

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The car company disputes theteen’s allegations, saying the actor was partly to blame for his own deathSharesCommentsCommentsPorsche has reportedly fired back at Meadow Walker’s lawsuit, which claimed her father was killed due to designflaws with the car he was in.The luxury car giant says the actor’s death was his own fault, withPaulbeing a”knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005Carrera GT”,” according to TMZ.Porsche also say he should not have allowed or participated in a high-speed drive under the conditions thatexisted.The teen’s lawsuit disputed law enforcement’s assertion that the crash was caused by speeding, with Roger Rodas driving between 80 to 93 milesper hour, as she claims his actual speed was between 63 and 71 mph.splash newsThe scene of the crashMeadow also claimed the 2005 Carrera GT Paul was travelling in at the time “lackedsafety features… that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed PaulWalker to survive the crash.”Read more:Vin Diesel reflects on the ‘dark period’ following Paul’s deathMeadow believed Paul was still alive when the car caught fire and a “defective” seat belt prevented him from escaping after the safety feature”snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribsand pelvis” and leaving him trapped.Porsche disputes that the design was defective, reportedly saying “the subject 2005 Carrera GT was abused and altered”. They added that the car was “misused and improperly maintained.”meadowwalker/instagramPaul and daughter MeadowA rep for Meadow said: “It is beyond regrettable that Porsche is trying to deflect its own responsibility by blaming the victim – Paul Walker – for his own death by getting into the passenger seat of its Carrera GT. Contrary to Porsche’s assertions, the factsare clear: Paul was the passenger in a car that was not designed to protect its occupants, in a crash on a dry,empty straightaway in broad daylight and at speeds well below the vehicle’s advertised capabilities.”They added: “If Porsche had designed the car to include proper safety features, Paul would have survived, he wouldbe filming Fast and Furious 8 and Meadow Walker would have the father she adored.”Paul tragically died two years ago in Santa Clarita, California when his friend Roger Rodas lost control of the Carrera GT they were travelling in and hit a concrete lamppost, followed by two trees, before the car went up in flames.

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