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Porsche sued over Paul Walker car crash

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Car's design flaws are to blame

The widow of the man driving the Porsche that killed her husband and Paul Walker filed a lawsuit against the automobile company.

Paul Walker's tragic car crash death last November isn't going down without some justice, according to the widow of the man who was driving the Porsche that killed her husband and the famed actor. Kristine M. Rodas sued the sports car automaker on Monday, May 12, alleging that there were design flaws in the vehicle that resulted in the death of both men.

According to the lawsuit, Kristine Rodas claims that her husband Roger was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at a safe speed of 55 mph before the accident occurred. Despite the car's ability to reach more than 200 mph and her late husband's veteran race car driver past, Rodas says the crash was due to the car's suspension malfunction. Additionally, she claims the vehicle lacked proper safety features in the gas tank, which would have prevented the deaths.

Rodas' lawsuit specifies that the car's suspension system is what ultimately forced the $500,000 vehicle to tilt out of control and hit three trees in Santa Clarita, California, before the fiery demise. "The Carrera GT was unsafe for its intended use by reason of defects in its manufacture, design, testing, component and constituents, so that it would not safely serve its purpose," the lawsuit reads.

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Rodas' lawsuit contradicts a report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which found the sports car traveling at a dangerous speed of 90 mph at the time of the crash. Rodas, who teamed up with attorney Mark Geragos for the lawsuit, is seeking unspecified damages from Porsche Cars North America.

In the months since the unfortunate events, Walker's professional projects, including the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 installment, still march on. Just last month, it was reported that Walker's brothers, Cody and Caleb, were slated to fill in for their brother's unfinished scenes in the Universal Pictures film.

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