Porsche and Paul Walker’s daughter have finally reached an agreement on the lawsuit that was filed against the carmaker.
Paul Walker met with a tragic death in November 2013, when the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that he was driven around in crashed on the suburban streets of Valencia, CA. Walker was popular worldwide for his role in the Fast and Furious film franchise and also for his philanthropic work. It was indeed a heart-breaking news for his family, friends and fans around the world. Obviously, rumors and speculations started building up on the reasons behind the crash. Most of them were directed at Porsche.
The deceased actor’s daughter – Meadow Walker – went ahead and filed a lawsuit against the German carmaker, stating that the Porsche Carrera GT had stability issues which the company had overlooked. The lawsuit also mentioned that the seatbelt had snapped the actor’s torso, breaking his ribs and pelvis. It went on to say that Paul Walker got trapped in the wreck because of the seatbelt, which in turn prevented him from escaping before the car burst into flames. Paul Walker’s father and Roger Rodas’ wife too had filed cases against Porsche.
Now, it’s been reported by The Blast that the company has settled the lawsuit with Meadow Walker, with both parties requesting that the case be dismissed. The details of the settlement have been kept confidential.
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Along with this lawsuit, the one filed by Paul Walker’s father has been settled by the carmaker.
In 2016, Meadow Walker was awarded $10.1 million after a settlement with Roger Rodas’ estate. Around the same point of time, all allegations made by Rodger Rodas’widow – Kristine Rodas – against Porsche were shot down by the court.
Roger Rodas was at the wheel when the Porsche Carrera GT was driven at speeds in the 80-93 mph range when it lost control, leading to the crash which saw the supercar hitting a tree, a streetlight and then bursting into flames.
Rodas was killed on impact, while Paul Walker who was trapped in the passenger seat survived the crash, but died when the car caught fire. The actor was working on three movies at that time – Hours, Brick Mansions and Furious 7.
Source: The Blast