Porsche Blames Paul Walker For His Death

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Porsche is not claiming any responsibility for the tragic death of Paul Walker. The car company stated in new court documents that Walker's "death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of (his) own comparative fault."

In November 2013, Paul Walker was a passenger in a Porsche that crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, Roger Rodas. Back in September, Walker's 16-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain, filled a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the car had safety flaws.

Walker's attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement that the Porsche Carrera GT is a "dangerous car" and "it doesn't belong on the street." According to the lawsuit, "the vehicle lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche's least expensive road cars -- features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash."

However, Porsche believes that the car "was abused and altered after being placed into the stream of commerce in a manner that was not reasonably foreseeable to (Porsche Cars North America)."

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says that it was unsafe speed that caused the fatal accident. The investigation reports that the vehicle was going "between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees," which is much higher than the road's 45 mph limit. Also investigators did not find anything mechanically wrong with the car, and that there were "no pre-existing conditions that would have caused this collision."