Porsche Sued In Los Angeles Over Paul Walker Crash

May 14, 2014

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 Monday 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.

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

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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  • May 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm
    Realist says:
    Well, if it was 55 he must've lost it sideways from a standing start and never let up.
  • May 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm
    Libby says:
    Here's an excerpt from another story on the crash: "Kristine Rodas filed the lawsuit today ... claiming the Porsche Carrera GT Paul and Roger were driving had a faulty part in... read more
  • May 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm
    Fair Playing Field says:
    I wonder whether Ms. Rodas retained Bill Shoemaker's legal team.
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