Wednesday 28 September 2016

Porsche not at fault in crash that killed Paul Walker, judge rules

Published 05/04/2016 | 17:33

Paul Walker poses during the photo call for Fast And Furious 5 in Rome in 2011 (AP)
Paul Walker poses during the photo call for Fast And Furious 5 in Rome in 2011 (AP)

Porsche is not responsible for the car that crashed and killed The Fast and The Furious actor Paul Walker, a judge in Los Angeles has ruled.

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Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas when it crashed and burst into flames in Santa Clarita in November 2013.

Mr Rodas's widow Kristine claimed that her husband died because the Porsche he was driving lacked several key safety features.

US District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled on Monday that there was not enough evidence to support the claims the car maker was responsible for the accident.

Judge Gutierrez also ruled there was not evidence the Porsche's suspension failed, as the lawsuit claimed.

Mrs Rodas's attorney, Mark Geragos, says the ruling will be appealed.

Celebrity website TMZ first reported the ruling Tuesday.

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