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Paul Walker dies in Porsche wreck


There are Porsche executives who claim that racing enthusiasts have known for years how dangerous it is to drive the 2005 Carrera GT. The same vehicle Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker had a car accident in, is notorious for intimidating some of the world’s most renowned race car drivers. The initial launch of the Carrera GT was actually delayed because in-house racing experts believed the power produced by the car was too much for the average person to safely drive.

World-famous car enthusiast Jay Leno spun out of control in a Carrera GT while driving on Talladega track in 2005. Porsche has declined to make any official statements regarding Walker’s death or if it was the result of mechanical or driver error. Walker was not the first to die in this car; there was another deadly Carrera GT wreck on the California Speedway during 2006. The case reached a $4.5 million settlement out of court. The case brought a significant query into light: without electronic stability control, did Porsche design an exceedingly lethal automobile?

Less than 1,300 of the V-10 610 horsepower supercar Porsche Carrera GTs were made; the MSRP is around $450,000. Walker was riding as a passenger aside his financial advisor, friend and owner of the vehicle. The driver lost control of the wheel before colliding with a tree that sent the vehicle bursting into flames.

Accident victims may contact local lawyers for help with dealing with insurers and legal officials. Lawyers routinely work with these other professionals in order to accurately assess liability, negligence or any compensation due to the accident victim because of the incident. Some victims incur extensive long-term health care expenses as a result of the motor vehicle accident. Local lawyers may be able to help accident victims gather pertinent evidence, reconstruct the crime scene and prepare for court as well.

Source: Forbes, “Pro Drivers, Jay Leno Also Struggled With The Porsche That Killed Paul Walker“, Hannah Elliot, December 03, 2013


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