Paul Walker’s teen daughter, Meadow, has filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche, claiming the car company is responsible for her father’s untimely death. In Nov. 2013, Walker died in a fatal car crash along with his longtime friend Roger Rodas.
According to court documents filed by Meadow’s lawyer, obtained by TMZ, the lawsuit claims that mechanical problems with the Porsche Carrera GT caused the crash. The documents allege that Walker survived the initial impact. However, due to the force of the impact the Fast & Furious star was trapped helplessly inside the car and burned alive.
“[The seat belt] snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis,” the court papers charge. “Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned.”
The suit also claims that the Porsche Carrera GT’s history of “instability and control issues” is what caused Rodas to lose control of the car. Meadow’s lawyers suggest that if a Porsche Stability Management System was installed, which is standard in other models, the fatal crash could have been prevented.
“The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car,” Meadow’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, told TMZ. “It doesn’t belong on the street. And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas.”