Last week, many people across the country heard about the death of Paul Walker, the Fast and Furious movie star, due to a car accident involving a Porsche. Now, some are calling into question whether the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT had too much power for even experienced drivers to handle.
Although people should always try to operate cars at speeds in which they feel comfortable, a recent article points out that one Porsche test driver noted that the car was scary because it had so much power. Another famous car enthusiast, Jay Leno, also spun out on a speedway while driving the car at an event.
When a driver sits behind the wheel, they need to make sure that they are in total control of their vehicle. It isn't believed that Walker was behind the wheel at the time of the car accident, but his friend and financial manager was.
Driving a car is one of the most dangerous things many of us do each day. That is why it is so important to be attentive behind the wheel and obey all traffic laws. If a person is injured because of another person's negligent driving in Worcester, they might be wise to speak with an experience personal injury attorney. Sometimes victims might be confronted by insurance companies. They may offer a settlement in exchange for a victim signing away their right to sue. This can be a big issue if a person later discovers that they have a medical issue caused by the car accident. An attorney can help review any settlement before signing insurance paperwork.
Source: Forbes, “Pro Drivers, Jay Leno Also Struggled with the Porsche That Killed Paul Walker,” Hannah Elliot, Dec. 3, 2013.