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Paul Walker Crash

Driver's Widow Sues Porsche

5/12/2014 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Porsche Paul Walker and Roger Rodas died in was basically death on wheels ... and faulty mechanics caused the tragic crash ... at least that's what Rodas' widow is claiming in a new lawsuit filed against Porsche.

Kristine Rodas filed the lawsuit today ... claiming the Porsche Carrera GT Paul and Roger were driving had a faulty part in the suspension which caused the car to careen out of control. In the papers, she claims Roger tried to keep the car on the road, but could not regain control before hitting a light pole.

In the docs, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court ... Kristine also blames Porsche for the car exploding on impact -- claiming the vehicle lacked a proper "crash cage" and a "racing fuel cell."

According to the docs, the "fuel cell" is common in race cars ... and prevents the fuel from igniting if there's an impact.

Kristine quotes Porsche ... "Carrera GT is as close to a racecar as we will ever get."

She also alleges Porsche ignored multiple fatal crashes that had occurred in the Carrera GT ... and never took steps to warn customers.

Here's the problem ... Kristine never acknowledges Roger was speeding in the car -- in fact, she claims he was only doing 55 mph. Back in March the CHP released its investigation results ... which put the car at somewhere between 80 and 93 MPH.

Kristine's hired Hollywood heavyweight attorney Mark Geragos to take on Porsche. She's suing for negligence, wrongful death and product liability.

154 COMMENTS

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31.

Vivian    

BE WAS SPEEDING AND THE TIRES WERE TEN YEARS OLD...

131 days ago
32.

James25    

It's not the car's fault. It's the driver's fault for driving 100 mph on city streets.

131 days ago
33.

Rocco Siffredi    

Greedy widow-syndrome strikes back again.

131 days ago
34.

PJ in Texas    

well of course she has

131 days ago
35.

OhSoLittleMouse    

Roger Rodas killed Paul Walkern (and himself).

131 days ago
36.

ASH    

WHAT A MORONIC BITCH!

SPEED KILLED

NOT PORCHSE

131 days ago
37.

teenie    

If it was already determined that the car didn't malfunction and speed was the cause then just accept it. Roger made a mistake that cost his and someone else's life. It is a sad thing, but I don't think Mrs. Rodas will win this one.

131 days ago
38.

JAG II    

No driving it on a city street well over the limit caused that accident. What an airhead

131 days ago
39.

Da_boss    

She has no chance of winning this case..it frivolous and will be thrown out

131 days ago
40.

BeiberVegasHoHo    

Money hungry ho!! Put a visor on u skank!!!

131 days ago
41.

Marco Polo    

I truly feel for her loss because I lost my own dad recently. Sometimes grief (and a greedy lawyer) will compel people to try pin the cause of death on someone else. I don't know it this provides closure or not. But the facts are not in her favor. The car company examined the car after the crash and determined it was not mechanical failure. The sheriff investigation concurred and concluded that it was due to excessive SPEED. The car was not a certified race car (something close to something else does not equal it) so her case and points are moot. I still miss Paul Walker though and no amount of money can change that. I hope she is able to move on with her life eventually.

131 days ago
42.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

How are you going to sue a company for something that the driver could of fixed.

131 days ago
43.

sfrandiver    

Greedy!!!!! You are lucky your husband didn't kill anyone else on the road. She says she has experts that say he was only going 55 in a 35 which is not an unsafe. I have an expert that says your husband is a DUMB----.

131 days ago
44.

SpeedKills    

All you need is money. Please stop blaming the company. Although the car is close to racecars but the track wasn't. Driving is a privilege and its a lesson for everyone "LIVE FREE OR DIE"

131 days ago
45.

FiendVinny    

I thought he was going faster... 85-90 isn't thatffast, but regardless... speed was the main factor, its still a street legal car . Which isn't subject to having a fuel cell.

131 days ago
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