Porsche Sued in Los Angeles Over Paul Walker Crash

June 2, 2014
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The wife of a man who was driving a Porsche sports car that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker is suing the automaker, alleging it designed a faulty vehicle.

The wrongful death and negligence lawsuit was filed in mid-May in Los Angeles by Kristine Rodas, the wife of Walker’s friend and business partner Roger Rodas.

The lawsuit against Porsche Cars North America claims the company’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT suffered from design flaws and had a malfunctioning suspension that caused the November crash and both men’s deaths.

Authorities have cited unsafe speed as a cause of the crash. But Kristine Rodas’ complaint says her husband was driving the Porsche at 55 mph before the accident.

An email message sent to Porsche seeking comment was not immediately returned.

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  • July 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm
    Jim says:
    Isn't it George Bush's fault
  • July 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm
    Bill says:
    TurboS, if they have to pay in the low millions to make the widow go away, what would they do if they lost? Bankruptcy? Sounds like a very poor strategy to me.
  • July 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm
    TurboS says:
    First of all, I thought I read that Roger Rodas was a professional race car driver. He should have know that the Carrera has to have the tires and brakes warm before you "hit ... read more
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