Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Settles Lawsuit With Porsche Over His 2013 Death
Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche over claims the company’s car contributed to her father’s death. In 2013, Paul took a ride in Roger Rhodas’ Porsche when the vehicle veered of the road and hit a telephone poll, bursting into flames. Meadow, 18, claimed her father could have survived the crash had the car’s seatbelt not been defective and trapped the Fast & Furious actor in the burning car. Click through for more details from Meadow’s case against Porsche.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, Meadow settled her case with Porsche on October 16. The terms of the settlement are confidential, and both parties have requested that the wrongful death lawsuit be dismissed.
Meadow sued Porsche in 2015, claiming that her father could have survived the crash but was instead trapped in the Carrera GT by a defective seatbelt and burned alive.
Meadow alleged that the seatbelt “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis.”
In addition, Meadow’s lawyers also claimed that the Carrera GT has a history of “instability and control issues.”
In 2016, Meadow collected a $10.1 million settlement from the estate of driver of the car, Roger, who also died in the accident. The cause of the crash was determined to be the high speeds at which Roger was driving, between 80 and 93 miles per hour.
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