UPDATE: Porsche has now released a statement in response to Meadow Walker’s lawsuit. The company’s representative has 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.”
Paul Walker’s daughter has decided to take legal action against Porsche for the accident that took her father’s life in 2013.
Meadow Walker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car manufacturer over the tragic car wreck in which her father lost his life two years ago. Walker was a passenger in a Porsche when the car crashed into a pole in Valencia, California, killing both he and the driver, Roger Rodas.
Entertainment Weekly obtained a copy of the lawsuit and reports that “Meadow Walker also accuses Porsche of strict liability and negligence, and seeks a survival claim for an unspecific amount of damages to be determined in a jury trial.”
“It is with great reluctance that Meadow Walker has authorized the filing of this lawsuit on her own behalf and as heir to Paul Walker’s estate,” Meadow Walker’s lawyer Jeff Milam said in a statement. “She’s a teenage girl who is still dealing with the tragic loss of her father.”
According to the suit, Walker’s Porsche Carrera GT “lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche’s least expensive road cars — features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash.”
Porsche has not released any statements about the new suit at the time of this article’s publication.