Porsche Sued in Los Angeles Over Paul Walker Crash

June 2, 2014
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  • June 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm
    ExciteBiker says:
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    55 mph? Just look at pictures of the wreckage. No flippin’ way they were going 55 mph… just no way. Check it out for yourselves.

    • June 3, 2014 at 11:16 am
      Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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      “I can’t drive…
      fifty five!”

  • June 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm
    stephen says:
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    Must be Porsche’s fault. No one is ever to blame for their own crashes.

  • June 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm
    Mike says:
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    I hear the tires were old too. Shouldn’t be driving fast on old tires. My sister was almost killed in a similar wreck because of old tires failing. Fortunately she wasn’t and was okay but the 64 Vette was totaled.

  • June 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm
    Woody says:
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    Common sense has to show that there is no possible way that he was going 55 MPH> If I were going to take down Porsche, I might be try to believe that, but lets all live in the real world. 90+ MPH is if not faster!!!!!!! I feel so sorry for both of them but lets face it, he had know idea how to handle that car!!!!! My prayers are with both of them!!!!

  • June 4, 2014 at 3:23 am
    The Stig says:
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    It’s Google that makes the driverless car, not Porsche!

  • June 4, 2014 at 6:10 am
    papa says:
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    that car was on topgear, and Jeremy himself said that the car has a very thin line between life and death. if you are going to push it you better be ready for the consequences.

  • June 4, 2014 at 6:52 am
    BRIAN says:
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    JUST ANOTHER AMERICAN TRYING TO GET RICH THROUGH OUR LITIGIOUS SOCIETY ( O DEAR I SPILLED HOT COFFEE ON ME I HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD BE HOT )

    • June 4, 2014 at 11:09 am
      ralph says:
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      …except if you actually LOOK at what happened during the “Hot Coffee” case, you might think differently.

      • June 4, 2014 at 11:56 am
        Libby says:
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        Ralph – the voice of reason!

      • July 2, 2014 at 10:57 pm
        rog says:
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        What more is there to look at? It was hot coffee, she spilled it in her lap, she sued the people who made the coffee that had deep pockets. Why do people try to complicate things beyond what they are?

        • July 3, 2014 at 10:45 am
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          There was a very strong case in the hot coffee suit. There were detailed temperature comparisons showing they served coffee at superheated temperatures far in excess of what would come from a household coffee maker, they did it knowingly and despite notice to high level execs, and they sold it in these flimsy cups. The woman was also severely injured with extensive 3rd degree burns that I think even put her in the ICU. And if I recall, her original request was just for her medical bills to be paid. Not to mention the case was ultimately settled out of court, and the terms of that settlement were sealed and have never been disclosed. Check it out.

  • June 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm
    Paul McKendry says:
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    If the Carrera GT had a faulty suspension, two things come to mind. The car, as I understand it was the property of a specialty tuner and most likely had been modified, absolving Porsche then and there. The other, if the suspension was faulty, it would have been known by Rodas and would not have been driving the car at anything over 25 MPH. If something failed in the suspension causing loss of control at 55 MPH, then a quick stab of the brakes would have cured things long before the vehicle crashed. The photo’s showed the vehicle had a light pole most of the way through the front hood. Looks more like almost zero braking was going on, and if so it was travelling a lot faster than 55 from the severity of the crash.

  • June 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm
    Dan says:
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    DEEP POCKETS HERE I COME!!! Damn right I am a Porsche person. Have been for some time.

  • June 24, 2014 at 6:49 am
    Ray Vanderhulst says:
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    Does this really surprise anyone? People who have never driven a high-performance car(and probably don’t want to)can never really understand what they are all about, especially the great responsibility they place on the driver. Ergo,it must be car’s fault as my Buick would never do that to me.

  • July 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm
    Dave Farnsworth says:
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    I blew a tire on my Triumph Sprint at 70 MPH and didn’t crash, but this guy couldn’t control a vehicle with four wheels at 55? I suspect the black box will tell a different tale

  • July 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm
    Konstantin Bernasschek says:
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    This is one of those suits to gain notoriety and nothing else. The engineers at Porsche can tell without a doubt how fast the car was travelling when it hit the post, and so can NHTSA. The litigant should be made to pay not only her own legal costs but those of Porsche as well because of wasting the court’s time with this.

  • July 2, 2014 at 9:49 pm
    Yuro says:
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    This case is going to be thrown out. There’s just no way.

  • July 2, 2014 at 11:39 pm
    Alex Ford says:
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    I hope a jury can be selected that will understand all the facts. Sometimes there is a bit of neglegence. In this case there had been the warnings to drive the car only on the track. The speed has been seen as higher than the 55 miles per hour alleged, still and all a violation of the law by quite a fraction. The death, while tragic, will lead to more safety. I would say Walker and his friend did not follow observed practices when things went sideways.

  • July 3, 2014 at 8:01 am
    Tony says:
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    Hey, There is a celebrity involved, so all bets, and any hope of common sense, are off!!!

  • July 3, 2014 at 11:03 am
    Smitty 550 says:
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    You mean his wife isn’t saying it was George Bush’s fault? I hope Porsche doesn’t pay one thin dime in extortion to this woman’s attorney. The driver was at fault; not the car! Sadly, a jury might rule otherwise.

  • July 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm
    etifosi says:
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    Again? This story was posted here in May. I guess that: celebrity + a famous auto maker = lots of views.

    And this is relevant to insurance news because……………?

  • July 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm
    Bill says:
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    stephen, you’re awesome–never seen this before:

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  • July 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm
    TurboS says:
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    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 it”. They were only blocks from the shop, when the accident happened, the the car was cold. I have a GT2 and that is protocol . With my years experience as a commercial insurance agent I would bet that Porsche will make a settlement proposal in the low millions to make the widow go away. The car was not faulty, its a race track car licensed for street use. Its hard to drive, hard to control, and should be driven by trained owners/drivers. All that being said, its a tragic ending for two great guys, and I feel for their families.

  • July 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm
    Bill says:
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    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 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm
    Jim says:
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    Isn’t it George Bush’s fault



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