Local News

Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow settles wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche

Meadow previously brought legal action against the car giant, claiming a faulty seatbelt had prevented her dad from escaping the burning car.
Loading the player...

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four years since Fast & The Furious star Paul Walker was killed in a horror crash.

The 40-year-old, died in a Porsche Carrera GT which his friend Roger Rodas was driving. The car was believed to be travelling between 80 and 93 mph when it hit a lamp post and exploded into flames, killing both men.

Paul was in the middle of filming his seventh movie in the hit Fast & The Furious franchise at the time. He and Rodas had been at a charity event before it happened.

Paul’s only child with ex-girlfriend Rebecca Soteros, Meadow Walker, brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the sports car giant in 2016, claiming her dad was trapped by a faulty seatbelt and burned alive while in the passenger seat.

The lawsuit also alleged that Porsche knew this particular had a history of “instability and control issues”.

The Blast reports Meadow has now reached a settlement with Porsche but the terms are confidential.

Meadow was previously awarded $13 million in a settlement from the estate of Roger Rodas, the driver of the car. The settlement was reportedly reached in November 2014 but went unnoticed as it was filed under ‘Meadow W.’ on the public record, says gossip site TMZ.

Loading the player...

Related stories

Unwind and relax with your favourite magazine!

Huge savings plus FREE home delivery