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Paul Walker Crash

Driver's Widow Sues Porsche

5/12/2014 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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.


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Hubby was a moron. There is no legal remedy for that.

165 days ago


Hey - why don;t you sue them because your husband was driving in excess of 100mph too?

165 days ago


He was speeding screw her!

165 days ago


Watch Top Gear review show on this car,
She has a very good chance of winning this.

This car was flawed!

165 days ago


Geragos is as much of a bottom feeder as Harvey is...
...and I don't mean he likes to eat a**

165 days ago


Ridiculous. Your husband was the one who was speeding

165 days ago


The car didn't drive itself at a high speed.

165 days ago


If you ever wins a nickel I hope Paul Walker daughter sues her for every penny for killing her dad while driving recklessly speeding.

165 days ago

Wow ...    

I am sorry she lost her husband, but this was not faulty mechanics. This was the driver speeding - people die everyday as a result. Hence the reason we have max. speed laws. Get a clue.

165 days ago


No Reports showed or ever showed there were Mechanical Problems with the Car, the only Problem was the Driver was going to Fast for the Road and lost Control of the car. if anything Paul Walkers Trustees should Sue the Rodas Trustees for Wrongful death.

165 days ago


i like how she waited a while for things to blow over before trying this bull****

165 days ago


The statement about the speed is out there. BUT there is something wrong with these cars. Rodas and Walker unfortunately got killed driving this car, but many others who have owned this type of car say it has issues. If many were to look up the history of this car you would see that it does have some interesting issues. I don't know that she will win her case, but this car is a rolling death trap if you ask me because of the way it was designed. I'm surprised there haven't been more deaths.

165 days ago


If Roger was as knowledgable about cars as everyone around him claims....he would have known it was 1) dangerous to drive, 2) who knows what the shop it was at had done to it, and 3) SPEED is dangerous on streets around stores and small industrial buildings.

165 days ago


TMZ posted the warning Porche wrote and circled it.

165 days ago


The only thing faulty was the driver.
Case closed.

165 days ago
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