Hija de Paul Walker demanda a Porsche
Paul Walker’s Daughter Meadow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Porsche

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La hija de Paul Walker acaba de entablar una demanda por ho­micidio por negligencia en contra de Porsche por la muerte de su padre en un accidente el pasado 30 de noviembre de 2013. Meadow Walker presentó el recurso civil en la Corte Superior de Los Ángeles alegando que su padre quedó pillado por el cinturón de seguridad y le impidió abandonar el auto a tiempo antes de que se desatara el fuego que cobró su vida. Walker y su amigo Roger Rodas manejaban un modelo Carrera GT de 2005 cuando perdieron el control y chocaron contra un poste de base de concreto y un árbol en Los Ángeles.

La demanda alega que desperfectos en el diseño y pocas medidas de seguridad “que se encuentran en carros de carre­ras bien diseñados o hasta en Porsches de carretera menos costosos” cobra­ron la vida de los amigos. Los abogados de la jovencita de 16 años alegan que el auto “tiene una historia de inestabilidad y problemas de control”. “Porsche Carrera GT es un auto peligroso. No pertenece a las calles.

Y no debiéramos estar sin Paul Walker o su amigo Roger Rodas”. Según el recurso civil, Rodas, conductor profesional, manejaba entre 63 a 71 millas por hora, mientras que la policía estableció que el auto iba entre 80 a 93 millas al momento de impacto. Los investigadores del Departamento del Sheriff de Los Ángeles y la Policía de Carreteras concluyeron que la velocidad – y no desperfectos mecánicos – ocasionaron el accidente. La demanda reveló detalles de la muerte del actor de “Fast and Furious”.

Los abogados de Meadow alegan que el cinturón de seguridad quebró el torso de Walker con tanta fuerza que quebró sus costillas y pelvis atrapándolo en el auto. La demanda alega que él quedó de espaldas, vivo y cons­ciente, hasta que el auto esta­lló en llamas 80 segundos tras el impacto. El documento alega que el fuego también se debió a desperfecto de diseño.

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Paul Walker’s daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, alleging that her father would still be alive if the company had installed proper safety features in the car in which he died. Lawyers for Meadow Walker, 16, claim the Porsche Carrera GT that her father’s friend, Roger Rodas, was driving when they crashed, “lacked safety features … that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash,” according to the lawsuit obtained by PEOPLE. Specifically, Meadow’s lawyers assert that despite Porsche “knowing that the Carrera GT had a history of instability and control issues,” the company “failed to install its electronic stability control system,” which they say is “specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type.”

In addition to the alleged lack of proper stability control, Meadow’s lawyers claim that a “defective” seat belt design kept Walker trapped in the car. If it wasn’t for this design flaw, the lawsuit alleges Walker might have been able to exit the vehicle before it caught on fire. According to the lawsuit, the seat belt “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis,” trapping him in the car “where he remained alive until the vehicle erupted into flames one minute and twenty seconds later.”

Even the fire itself was allegedly caused by faulty “rubber fuel lines,” according to the lawsuit, which states that “absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today.” Walker was a passenger in the car when his friend, Roger Rodas, lost control of the vehicle in Santa Clarita, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2013. The ensuing accident killed both Rodas and the Fast and Furious actor. Police deemed that the cause of the accident was speeding, citing Rodas speed between 80 and 93 MPH.

The amount of damages Meadow is seeking is not listed in the lawsuit. “It is with great reluctance that Meadow Walker has authorized the filing of this lawsuit on her own behalf and as heir to Paul Walker’s estate,” her attorney, Jeff Milam, tells PEOPLE.