Paul Walker’s death in fatal collision was ‘solely due to the actions of his driver friend’ say Porsche
Porsche claims in a new lawsuit that Paul Walker’s death was ‘solely due’ to the driving of his pal behind the wheel. The Fast and Furious star was killed when the car he was in hit a light pole in November 2013 killing himself and friend Roger Rodas when the vehicle burst into flames. Roger’s widow, Kristine Rodas, filed a lawsuit last year claiming the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, worth £500,000, had a faulty suspension but the car-maker is trying to throw it out of court. Mrs Rodas claimed the luxury vehicle didn’t have a “properly
The star was photographed moments before his death
Porsche has denied all of the allegations and state: “Roger Rodas death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of Roger Rodas’ own comparative fault.” The manufacturer has also accused Mr Rodas of “misusing and/or improperly maintaining the vehicle”, which crashed in Valencia, California. They added that he “choose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself to the dangers while operating the vehicle.”
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Porsche say the vehicle had work done on it after it was sold and the alterations contributed to the fatal collision. Mr Rodas and Walker were photographed in the luxury car just moments before their tragic deaths. According to TMZ, Mrs Rodas is suing Porsche for negligence, wrongful death and product liability and has enlisted the help of top Hollywood lawyer Mark Geragos.