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Porsche not guilty for Paul Walker death

By Anna Kantilaftas, 06 Apr 2016 Car News

Porsche not guilty for Paul Walker death

Judge says Porsche Carrera GT is not at fault for death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas.

In November 2013, the news of Paul Walker’s death shocked the world as details emerged that the Hollywood heartthrob and Fast and Furious star was killed when his friend, Roger Rodas, lost control of a Porsche Carrera GT, hitting several trees before it burst into flames in Santa Clarita.

Following the accident, lawsuits were filed against the carmaker – one Rodas’ widow Kristine, and others by Walker’s father and daughter.

This week, US District Judge Philip Gutierrez, has told the court that evidence does not support Rodas’ claims that Porsche was responsible for the car accident.

Rodas alleged the Carrera GT’s suspension failed before the accident, and the lack of crash cage and fuel cell contributed to the injuries and death of the passengers.

Instead, the Los Angeles Country Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol stated the vehicle was travelling at speeds of around 150km/h when it crashed.

While the carmaker has denied the allegations against the Carrera GT’s design and manufacturing, and has escape the Rodas lawsuit, it’s still facing two other cases filed by family of Walker.