Back in September, the late Fast & Furious star’s daughter Meadow Walker filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car company, stating that the Porsche Carrera GT lacked safety features that could have prevented the accident.
According to court documents obtained by E! News, Porsche responded to the accusations, saying:
“[Walker] knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT. The risk and dangers were open and obvious and known to him and that he chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself to such perils, dangers and risks, thus assuming all the risks involved in using the vehicle.”
Further, the company doesn’t believe that the 16-year-old should receive any compensation because:
“[Paul] was a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the car.”
Meadow’s attorney Jeff Milam fired back at Porsche’s filing:
“It is beyond regrettable that Porsche is trying to deflect its own responsibility by blaming the victim├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥Paul Walker├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥for his own death by getting into the passenger seat of its Carrera G.T. Contrary to Porsche’s assertions, the facts are 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. If Porsche had designed the car to include proper safety features, Paul would have survived, he would be filming Fast and Furious 8, and Meadow Walker would have the father she adored.”
Ugh. This is just an incredibly sad situation.
We just hope appropriate measures are taken ASAP if these cars are indeed unsafe to be on the road.
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