Paul Walker’s daughter has won £7.2 million payment from the estate of the driver of the car that killed her father in 2013.
Paul Walker, known for his character Brian O’Connor in the Fast and Furious film franchise, was killed when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into trees and then burst into flames.
Roger Rodas was speeding between 80 and 93mph, when the car collided with the trees and utility pole in Santa Ckarita, Los Angeles.
The money received will be held in a trust for Meadow Walker, 17. Miss Walker’s solicitor claimed that Mr Rodas was partly responsible for the crash that killed Paul Walker. It was later cited in a 2014 investigation that the speed and the rarely used nine year old tyres were a key factor in the collision.
Her legal representative claimed that the Rodas estate accepted partial responsibility but claimed he was “not directing the car through any particularly unsafe manoeuvres when it went out of control.”
Paul Walker, who was 40 at the time of his death, was a client of Mr Rodas who was a managing director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Miss Walker’s legal battle against the Porsche Company is on-going, her solicitor added: “Meadow’s lawsuit against Porsche AG – a $13 billion corporation – intends to hold the company responsible for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker’s death.”