When actor Paul Walker and his friend and business associate Roger Rodas died in a car crash, car crash investigations were carried out to determine whether there was any fault in the Porsche GT that they were driving. Though the car crash reports stated otherwise, Rodas’ widow, Kristine Rodas, believes Porsche is to be blamed. She has now sued the Porsche Cars North America with the Los Angeles Superior Court to seek damages.
Kristine’s attorney, Mark Gergos, has revealed that the car crash investigations have stated that the Rodas was driving at a speed of 90 mph that lead to the unfortunate accident. However, it is being estimated that their vehicle was being driven at a speed of 55 mph and the accident was the result of faulty equipment. They believe that the Carrera GT did not have a proper fuel tank, crash cage and a faulty rear suspension. The faulty suspension system led to the car careening out of control and hitting the trees off the road. The car is quite capable of high speeds, more than 200 mph, however it lacks proper safety equipment and features.
Mark Geragos has hired some of the best experts in the nation to re-check the wreckage site and give their evaluations about the reasons that lead to the accident. He has strictly refuted the claim that Rodas was speeding. It appears that the contradictory views may take years to resolve the case. Porsche has extended consolation to the families of Rodas and Walker and feel sorry about their loss. But the automaker has also denied Kristine’s allegations.
They have maintained that the crash seen was investigated by proper concerned authorities and they have declared the car company not responsible for the accident. Porsche has stated that it was negligent driving at high speed that lead to the crash.