Skip to comments.Widow Sues Porsche In Crash That Killed Husband, Paul Walker
Posted on 05/12/2014 6:45:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The wrongful death lawsuit by Kristine M. Rodas says her husband was driving at 55 mph not at unsafe speeds as law enforcement investigators determined before it crashed last year. Roger W. Rodas was driving a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT capable of more than 200 mph, but his wifes lawsuit says the vehicle lacked a proper crash cage and safety features in the gas tank that would have saved both mens lives.
The lawsuit also contends that a failure in the cars suspension system forced it to careen out of control and strike three trees while driving down a street in Santa Clarita.
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They were driving fifty-five MPH, but struck three trees in succession?
Many cars today,it’s reported,have something resembling a “black box” that records speeds,etc.Don’t know if that applies to 2005 models.
Who you gonna believe? A trial lawyer, or the L.A. police?
Well, when you put it like that...
I don’t think the car would be turned into a cube of metal at only 55 mph.
What non race car has a crash cage?
If anyone should be sued, it’s the city for using those DANGEROUS, SLICK RAISED DOTS IN THE ROADWAY.
Tough choice actually ;)
Seriously though, an 05 Porsche having a suspension failure is about as likely as pigs flying. Unless the car had been crashed prior or raced extensively it ain’t likely.
And yes, 55 can take a few trees to stop. But he probably was not going 55.
This woman is grasping at anything for some kind of comfort and closure in the death of her husband. It’s a damned shame some POS trial lawyer got his hooks into her.
Who knows? They may be suing the tax payers too. “Dangerous” pavement markers is the kind of nonsense which plaintiff lawyers have tried to base cases on in the past. I kid you not!
This is frivolous and should be thrown out. In fact, the plaintiff and lawyer should be fined $1,500 each for even suggesting there be a lawsuit.
THAT car, at 55 MPH, would barely skid before coming to a stop in a very short distance (assuming the breaks were applied aggressively or the car was in a skid). I suspect they were traveling somewhere near twice that fast, as the official reports indicate.
I feel bad for the families. It’s tragic. But it the lawsuit is shameless greed in my opinion.
That particular Porsche had nothing but racing grade suspension parts in it. I have crewed for a most notable Porsche team and they still had to use stock GT3 suspension parts in the Rolex endurance races so her excuse that the suspension was not up to the challenge of street or any other kind of driving is pure bull-hockey. If they think that some snot-nosed legal lackey is going to bring this case against the legal teams amassed by Porsche, boy do they have an awakening coming.
99.9999999% of the time, it is the totally unqualified nut behind the wheel in such events on the street that are the mean failure point.
55 mph? Seems unlikely to me.
And Paul Walker was hardly unqualified after getting the amount of training he would have gotten after 6 movies, and a seventh one upcoming.
He’s probably had far more training than most people who own those types of cars.
In the USA of today? Don't count on it.Remember,juries usually found in favor of JOHN EDWARDS when he told them he could communicate with the dead babies who were,he claimed,killed by unqualified physicians.
He wasn’t driving at all. I feel for her and thought Paul Walker was great but this seems like a vengeance lawsuit and not thought out carefully.