Page 31 of 33 FirstFirst ... 2127282930313233 LastLast
Results 451 to 465 of 491
Like Tree553Likes

Thread: Paul Walker from "The Fast & the Furious" dead at 40 in car crash

  1. #451
    Elite Member sluce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Top Secret Spy for Leann Rimes
    Posts
    37,385

    Default

    Meadow, her mother and her grandmother all currently live together in L.A. The papers – Walker's will was uncontested – say Meadow has been living with her grandmother since August 2012, following a year living with her father. Before that, Meadow grew up living with her mom in Hawaii.

    I'm getting confused. So Meadow lived with her father for a year, but then in Aug 2012, moved in with her Grandmother. Which Grandmother? It also states she is now living with her mother and grandmother. Again, which grandmother?
    You don't engage with crazies. Because they're, you know, fucking crazy. - WitchCurlGirl

  2. #452
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    5,529

    Default

    Paul Walker's Father Sues Porsche Over Crash

    http://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/celebrity/paul-walkers-father-sues-porsche-over-crash/ar-AAfGaUX?ocid=

    Sky News
    2 days ago



    (© Other) Paul Walker and daughter Meadow Rain Walker



    The father of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker has begun legal action against Porsche following the death of his son in a car crash in 2013.

    It comes a week after the car manufacturer responded to a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Mr Walker's daughter Meadow Rain, in which the company declared his death was his "own comparative fault".

    The seven-page defence filed by Porsche stated that Walker was aware of all of the "risk, perils and danger" involved in driving a Carrera GT.

    Meadow Walker's attorney, Jeff Milam, criticized the filing, reiterating his claims that the car as sold was unsafe.

    "If Porsche had designed the car to include proper safety features, Paul would have survived, he would be filming Fast and Furious 8, and Meadow Walker would have the father she adored," Milam wrote in a statement.

    The 40-year-old Hollywood star was on a break from filming the seventh instalment of the film franchise at the time of the accident.

    The actor was a passenger in his friend Roger Rodas' Carrera when it crashed into a pole and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California in November, 2013.

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

    The lawsuit cites features that have been included in other pending lawsuits against the company over the crash, that it is claimed might have saved the actor's life.

    These include a stability-control system, door reinforcements and a breakaway fuel line to prevent the car from bursting into flames after a collision.

    The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

    Rodas' widow, Kristine, who has a pending claim against Porsche in federal court, has also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car maker.

    Investigators found that speed was the main cause of the crash with Rodas driving between 80 to 93mph (130-150kph) at the time.

    Coroners ruled out drugs or alcohol as contributing factors.

    None of the cases have yet been set for trial.

  3. #453
    Elite Member NickiDrea's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    2,758

    Default

    Speed was the main cause and yet they are suing over alleged design defects?

    After seeing those crash pictures, the fact is that even if the car hadn't caught on fire there is no way they could have survived. The car was literally cut in half by a tree.
    rollo likes this.
    "Thankfully I'm an educated multi-millionaire who knows better than to speak to perverted unjust cops without my lawyer. "
    "I think she's psychotic...what do I do?" - Jenny Schecter

  4. #454
    Elite Member rollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    48,885

    Default

    I guess Roger Rodas' estate had no money because he was the driver? Contributory negligence is surely a factor.
    I have some famous friends and I have mostly not famous friends.

  5. #455
    Elite Member witchcurlgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acerbia
    Posts
    34,688

    Default

    Rodas' wife is also suing Porsche.

    I've read a bit about this elsewhere. In addition to the excessive speed the car had 9 year old tires, which would be unsafe on a little 4 cylinder hatchback, never mind a performance car like this one.

    They might as well sue the tree.
    sluce, Geest, Alysheba and 5 others like this.



    All of God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.


    If I wanted the government in my womb I'd fuck a Senator

  6. #456
    Elite Member Flygirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    3,246

    Default

    The lawsuit cites features that have been included in other pending lawsuits against the company over the crash, that it is claimed might have saved the actor's life.
    I know some features that might have saved him......not going 93 mph down a public road. I am glad these fools didn't hurt anyone but themselves.

    On another note, im not sure I would want to survive a 93 mph crash. I can't imagine what kind of quality of life would come along with that.
    Bombshell likes this.

  7. #457
    Elite Member Geest's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,881

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickiDrea View Post
    Speed was the main cause and yet they are suing over alleged design defects?

    After seeing those crash pictures, the fact is that even if the car hadn't caught on fire there is no way they could have survived. The car was literally cut in half by a tree.
    I missed the details first time but now I see they were driving like 150km/h on a 70km/h road with a massive, long curve and the car plowed a tree and a lamppost before two trees stopped the vehicle.
    Even if it was built like an armoured humvee, they would have died.

  8. #458
    Elite Member rollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    48,885

    Default

    It's a money grab to get an out-of-court settlement with Porsche?
    sputnik likes this.
    I have some famous friends and I have mostly not famous friends.

  9. #459
    Gold Member Catty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    889

    Default

    I hate that we live in a society where nobody is accountable for their own actions. Paul and his friend were speeding....speed can kill. I know at the root of this is financial gain, but it sends a message that someone can do something stupid and not be considered responsible for their actions. They were two grown men who knew what they were doing - they took a chance and they lost. Teenagers do it all the time and nobody sues the car manufacturer!

  10. #460
    Elite Member sputnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    fellow traveller
    Posts
    58,484

    Default

    They died because of their own stupidity and recklessness. Their families need to accept that and move on.
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

  11. #461
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    603

    Default

    They know that Porsche is owned by Volkswagen, right? VW is a little cash strapped right now though I'm sure they have a few bucks laying around somewhere to pay an out of court settlement. Didn't the daughter's lawsuit against Porsche just get tossed out? Or did I just make that up in my head?
    rollo likes this.

  12. #462
    Elite Member rollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    48,885

    Default

    ^ That is unfortunate. They should have done it sooner.
    I have some famous friends and I have mostly not famous friends.

  13. #463
    Elite Member Trixie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    exiled and ostrich sized
    Posts
    21,970

    Default

    I agree it's a money grab and if the driver's negligence was the major factor, I don't see how his widow has much of a claim. But...Walker was a passenger, and Porche seems to be saying his own comparative negligence bars a claim? Since when is the negligence of the driver imputed to the passenger? Walker was still a young man and there's a loss of earning potential which likely exceeds the driver's policy limits so the family is going after Porsche. Not saying there's much merit to the case, but I'm not sure I agree with Porsche's argument that Walker is responsible for his own death, just for getting in the car.
    These people don't give a fuck about YOU or us. It's a message board, for Christ's sake. ~ mrs.v ~
    ~"Fuck off! Aim higher! Get a life! Get away from me!" ~the lovely and talented Miss Julia Roberts~



  14. #464
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    5,899

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    I agree it's a money grab and if the driver's negligence was the major factor, I don't see how his widow has much of a claim. But...Walker was a passenger, and Porche seems to be saying his own comparative negligence bars a claim? Since when is the negligence of the driver imputed to the passenger? Walker was still a young man and there's a loss of earning potential which likely exceeds the driver's policy limits so the family is going after Porsche. Not saying there's much merit to the case, but I'm not sure I agree with Porsche's argument that Walker is responsible for his own death, just for getting in the car.
    It was Walker's car. He was responsible for maintenance and apparently, the car was in poor condition and had aftermarket modifications. It had nine year old tires on at least 2 wheels, he boosted the engine's horsepower by modifying the intake/exhaust system.

  15. #465
    Elite Member NickiDrea's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    2,758

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    I agree it's a money grab and if the driver's negligence was the major factor, I don't see how his widow has much of a claim. But...Walker was a passenger, and Porche seems to be saying his own comparative negligence bars a claim? Since when is the negligence of the driver imputed to the passenger? Walker was still a young man and there's a loss of earning potential which likely exceeds the driver's policy limits so the family is going after Porsche. Not saying there's much merit to the case, but I'm not sure I agree with Porsche's argument that Walker is responsible for his own death, just for getting in the car.
    They are going to respond to every claim with a defense. If one of the allegations is that the very nature of the car is dangerous, of course they will respond with an assumption of the risk argument. It's basically a race car and isn't really made for the road so the passenger is assuming the risk just by riding in it in a regular street. I'm sure Porsche is mainly saying that Paul's death had nothing to do with them because the deaths weren't from a design defect, they are from the driver's negligence. It doesn't matter whether Paul was at fault in any way or not, Porsche still isn't responsible for an accident caused by the drive's negligence. The only way that they would be liable would be if the crash was caused by a design or mechanical defect.
    lindsaywhit likes this.
    "Thankfully I'm an educated multi-millionaire who knows better than to speak to perverted unjust cops without my lawyer. "
    "I think she's psychotic...what do I do?" - Jenny Schecter

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Enough in the tank for another Fast, Furious sequel
    By celeb_2006 in forum Television and Movies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 10th, 2009, 08:35 PM
  2. Paul Walker: Fast & Furious premiere
    By fgg in forum Famous Style
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: March 16th, 2009, 03:25 PM
  3. Bai Ling: Fast & Furious premiere
    By fgg in forum Famous Style
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: March 14th, 2009, 03:39 PM
  4. Replies: 10
    Last Post: March 12th, 2008, 11:11 PM
  5. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
    By AliceInWonderland in forum Television and Movies
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: June 24th, 2006, 03:09 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •