Actor Paul Walker's daughter Meadow Walker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.
Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash after the Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in lost control and hit a utility pole in Nov. 2013. The diver, Roger Rodas, also died in the high-speed crash. Walker was 40.
From USA Today:
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the car was going 80 and 93 mph when it collided with a power pole and several trees.
The Associated Press says the suit claims the car, marketed as a street-legal race car, lacked a proper stability control system and safeguards to protect occupants and keep it from catching fire after a collision.
TMZ, which first reported the lawsuit, quotes the suit saying "Paul Walker survived the impact of the crash that took his life but suffered horrifically as he was burned alive." The suit also states that when Porsche Carrera GT crashed, Paul's seat belt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis," and trapping him in the passenger seat.
UPDATE: Porsche responded to Meadow Walker's lawsuit by blaming reckless driving and excessive speed.
In a statement released today Porsche replied:
“As we have said before, we are very sad whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities’ reports in this case clearly establish that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed.”