Paul Walker’s daughter sues Porsche for fatal crash

  • AP, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2015 10:19 IST
U.S. actor Paul Walker presents a creation from Colcci's 2013/2014 summer collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in this March 21, 2013, file photo. When actors from the Fast & Furious films gathered recently in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium to promote the seventh installment, they spent a lot of time talking about a cast member who wasn't there: Paul Walker. (REUTERS/Filipe Carvalho/Files)

Hollywood actor Paul Walker’s daughter has sued Porsche, claiming the sports car that her father was in when he was killed two years ago suffered from numerous design defects.

The lawsuit filed Monday by Meadow Rain Walker seeks unspecified damages for defects that her lawyers claim kept the actor trapped in the Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed and burst into flames in November 2013.

The suit claims the car, which was marketed as a street-legal race car, lacked a proper stability control system and safeguards to protect occupants and keep it from catching fire after a collision.

Firefighters extinguish the fire in the car where actor Paul Walker was killed. (DAN WATSON/Reuters)

An email sent to representatives of Porsche North America was not immediately returned.

The lawsuit was first reported Monday by celebrity website TMZ.

Sheriff’s deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, California. (AP Photo)

Walker’s death occurred on a break in the filming of Fast & Furious 7.

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