Paul Walker’s daughter’s legal team have submitted emails which allegedly show Porsche employees discussing a vehicle’s high crash rate.
Meadow Walker filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2015 after her father, Fast and Furious actor Paul died at the age of 40 after the Porsche Carrera GT he was in crashed in Santa Clarita, California in November 2013.
The legal documents, obtained by TMZ, allegedly show that Porsche employees discussed the number of crashes that involved Carrera GTs.
It has been reported that the emails were discovered by one of Meadow’s legal team members after he noticed he was able to see redacted messages.
The emails, some of which are dated in 2006, allegedly show a Porsche employee discussing the crash rate that one-sixth of the owners had been crashed within two years after being purchased.
“Total worldwide production of the Carrera GT was 1280 and to date over 200 of them were (sic) already totaled. This would be great news to the remaining owners as the GT becomes more rare,” an email reportedly read.
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While another employee allegedly wrote: “This (the high crash rate) is in the back of my head every time I get behind the wheel of one of these.”
“Any ethical company would have withdrawn the car from the market – or, at the very least, warned the public about its dangers,” Meadow’s lawyer, Jeffrey Milam told TMZ.
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Meadow’s legal team have asked a judge to investigate the company for allegedly witholding information.
Porsche’s legal team have argued that Roger Rodas, Paul’s friend who was driving the car and also died, was responsible for the horrific crash.
But a Californian judge rejected the motion to throw out the lawsuit against Porsche.
Roger’s estate accepted that he had “partial responsibility” for the accident, and Meadow was awarded £7.6million in a settlement.