A few days after Meadow Walker filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, the German company has responded.
In the lawsuit, it is claimed that the Porsche Carrera GT which Paul Walker was killed in is a car which doesn’t belong on the street as it lacks several safety features which could have prevented Walker’s death. It is claimed that Walker was trapped in the Carrera GT immediately following the crash and was ultimately killed by the ensuing fire.
In a statement, Calvin Kim with Porsche Cars North America said “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.”
The original lawsuit also claimed that the Carrera GT didn’t have adequate safety features which could have prevented the crash like an electronic stability control system. It also asserts the the fire was triggered by faulty rubber fuel lines.