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Paul Walker's father sues Porsche

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Paul Walker in 'Furious 7'.


Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death on Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the Fast & Furious star.

Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT in which his son was riding lacked safety features that could have saved the actor's life.

The lawsuit cites features included in other pending lawsuits against the automaker over the crash that might have saved the actor's life, including a stability-control system, side-door reinforcements, and a breakaway fuel line to help prevent the car from bursting into flames after a collision.

Walker was on a break from filming the seventh film in the Fast & Furious franchise when he was killed. He was riding in the Carrera GT driven by friend and business associate Roger Rodas when the car spun out of control, struck three trees, and burst into flames on a street in Santa Clarita, California.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.