Wife of driver Roger Rodas blames car’s “design flaws” for fatal crash.
Despite the findings of the law enforcement agencies saying otherwise, the widow of Roger Rodas – the man driving the Porsche Carrera GT in the fiery crash that killed Paul Walker – has filed a lawsuit against Porsche. Her lawsuit claims that “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."
Specifically, a lack of a crash cage and safety features in the gas tank as well as a failure in the car’s suspension were the causes of the accident. Not “excessive speed” as the investigators have stated. A long, drawn-out trial will almost certainly now begin, unless Porsche North America decides to resolve the matter swiftly via an out-of-court settlement.