Paul Walker, actor of Fast and Furious,the successful series of illegal street car racing, which made it popular and his career took off after the huge success of the movie. the seventh series of the movie is goingt o hit the screens this Friday.
Paul Walker, who was playing an important role in the movie met with an accident in California in 2013. Walker was in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which was being driven by Roger Rodas. Rodas lost control and swayed intot he trees and a pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles, killing both of them.
Walker was only 40, when he died, leaving the shooting of Fast and Furious 7 in mid-way. His fans were devastated but the whole unit finished the movie to pay him a tribute.
Rodas's widow filled a lawsuit against Porsche AG's (PSHG_p_DE) North American unit last year, alleging carelessness and defective parts of the car leading the death of both Rodas and Walker. According to her the car accident was caused due to suspension failure.
The judge dismissed some of the claims and stated that Porsche have to face the claims of defective design of the car.
Porsche's attorney on the other hand laid the blame on Rodas, who was driving the car on that fateful day saying that the driver's poor skill led to the accident.
"Roger Rodas’s death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of Roger Rodas’s own comparative fault," the attorneys said.
They further added, 'Rodas 'chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself and others to such perils, dangers and risks'.
the designer of the car denied the fact of having any defect in the car rather some alteration and customizations were done in the car after the purchase.
He further said that the car met with an accident not because of any mechanical failure but due to over speed.