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Paul Walker’s daughter sues Porsche over lethal accident

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The daughter of late actor Paul Walker, who died in the deadly accident of a Porsche sports car in California two years before, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car company.

Meadow Walker, 16, claimed in the complaint the automaker skimped on safety features for the vehicle which could have either prevented the crash entirely or at least kept Walker alive, court records show.

Paul Walker was a passenger in the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas, who lost control of the vehicle before it hit a power pole and burst into flames north-west of Los Angeles, killing both men.

The lawsuit said Porsche knew the car model had a “history of instability and control issues” and added that the seat belts were designed such that in a crash, the shoulder belt anchor would be pulled along with the rear engine compartment while the seat anchor would remain in place.

“This snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis, flattening his seat and trapping him in a supine position, where he remained alive until the vehicle erupted into flames one minute and 20 seconds later,” the filing said.
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“Absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today,” the complaint added, citing the seat belt design and other issues.

A lengthy investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Patrol found the car was travelling at 151 kilometres per hour.

-Reuters

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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