As the second anniversary of Paul Walker's passing approaches, it's claimed that his daughter is taking legal action regarding his death
It’s nearly two years since Paul Walker was tragically killed in a car accident but the fallout from his death is far from over.
The actor’s 16-year-old daughter Meadow is SUING Porsche, the manufacturers of the vehicle that he died in, in a lawsuit that shockingly claims Paul was still alive when the car initially crashed.
Paul passed away aged 40, alongside his friend Roger Rodas, in November 2013 when their 2005 Carrera GT crashed into a concrete lamppost in California and the wrongful death lawsuit suggests it was design flaws in the car that caused the Fast And Furious star’s death.
Lawyers for Meadow has reportedly said that Paul became trapped in the passenger seat after the crash as the seat belt ‘snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis’.
It’s further claimed that the car did not catch fire until 1 minute and 20 seconds after the initial impact and that Paul was still alive but was trapped, meaning that he died from burning alive.
‘Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned,’ the lawsuit alleges, reports TMZ.
Additionally Meadow’s lawyers say that Porsche knew the Carrera GT had ‘a history of instability and control issues’ and could have corrected this by installing a Porsche Stability Management System, which prevents the car from swerving and is found in other models.
There are other claims against the design of the car in the lawsuit, including the allegation that the placement of the fuel lines didn’t protect the vehicle from setting alight.
‘The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car,’ Meadow’s lawyer Jeff Milam says. ‘It doesn’t belong on the street. And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas.’
Meadow hasn’t publicly commented on the claims.
It comes just two weeks after the teenager announced she was launching a foundation in her dad’s name to continue his goodwill work. The actor was passionate about protecting the ocean and studied marine biology before becoming a movie star.
The BBC reports that Porsche haven’t publicly responded to the claims.