Porsche Legal Team Claims Crash That Killed Paul Walker Was Driver’s Fault

Photo Credit: morguefile.com

Photo Credit: morguefile.com

Porsche Cars North America and their team of lawyers are blaming Roger Rodas for the accident that killed him and his passenger, Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, on November 30, 2013.

Rodas was driving his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT from a charity event in Santa Clarita, California when the car hit a tree and burst into flames.

Investigators concluded that “unsafe speed” was the main factor in the crash, according to NBC.

Rodas’ wife Kristine, however, sued the auto maker, insisting that a defect in her husband’s car caused the accident. Experts in the lawsuit claimed there was a “suspension failure” in the car’s right rear wheel area that caused its back end to swing to the left and lose control, and that its initial design as a race car meant that it should have had additional safety features.

Porsche denied the presence of any defects in the car.

A response written by Porsche’s legal team and filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District in California said: “Roger Rodas’s death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of Roger Rodas’s own comparative fault. [Rodas] chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself and others to such perils, dangers and risks.”

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