Porsche have spoken out after Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car maker on Monday.
The 16-year-old is claiming that her father survived the crash, but that defects in the Porsche caused him to stay trapped inside the vehicle while he burned to death.
Porsche have since issued a statement defending itself, blaming “reckless driving and excessive speed” as the cause of the actor’s death.
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“As we have said before, we are very sad whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities’ reports in this case clearly establish that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed,” a representative for Porsche said in a statement.
Paul Walker died on November 30, 2013 when the Porsche vehicle he was a passenger in collided with a tree before bursting into flames in California.
Investigators of the fatal crash claimed speed was to blame, however a coroner’s report found Walker did not die on impact.