The 16 year-old daughter of actor Paul Walker has filed a lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the car her father was in when he died had numerous design flaws.
Paul Walker died in fatal crash involving his Porsche car
Meadow Rain Walker is suing the company for unspecified damages, arguing that defects in the Porsche Carrera GT meant he was trapped in the vehicle after the crash.
The suit claims the car lacked a proper stability control system, as well as safeguards to protect passengers and stop it from catching fire after a crash.
Celebrity website TMZ claims to have seen the legal papers and that they allege the car had “a history of instability and control issues”.
The lawsuit reportedly claims the actor became trapped because the car’s seatbelt “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis” – meaning he could not escape the fire.
Porsche is yet to comment on the claims.
Walker, 40, died in California in November 2013 when the car he was in as a passenger crashed.
The car was being driven by his friend Roger Rodas, who was also killed.
Walker was on a break from filming the seventh instalment of the Fast & Furious film franchise at the time.
Most of his scenes had been completed by Walker before his death, but Universal Pictures was forced to put production on hold to figure out how to continue filming without him.