This is Porsche’s response to a suit filed by Roger’s widow, Kristine Rodas, against Porsche Cars North America, who is suing for product liability and wrongful death.
Kristine Rodas’s suit is citing negligence by the company as the cause of death of Roger Rodas and Paul Walker.
Lawyers for Porsche released a statement regarding the filed suit, explaining, “”Roger Rodas’s death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of Roger Rodas’s own comparative fault [as he] chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself and others to such perils, dangers and risks.”
Rodas and Walker died in a fatal car crash on November 30, 2013, after their vehicle crashed into a curb, tree, and light post, bursting into flames and killing both passengers. The final report from the coroner’s office concluded speed was the cause of the accident. Rodas and Walker were travelling at 100 mph before they crashed in Santa Clarita, California.