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Last Saturday, the entire world was shocked after news about actor Paul Walker’s horrific death emerged across the globe. Millions of his fans mourned while hundreds of those who live near the accident scene had the chance to offer a prayer vigil for the actor, including his co-star in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ movie franchise, Tyrese Gibson.
According to recent news reports, Walker was killed in a horrific car accident in Santa Clarita, California. He was 40 years old. He is survived by his 15-year-old child, Meadow.
Based on initial investigation, Walker was a passenger of the two-seater 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which lost control and slammed into a tree along the street. As a result, the car burst into flame and killed both Walker and the driver.
Investigators have confirmed that Walker’s long time friend, Roger Rodas, was driving the sports vehicle. Also, they have received tips that the driver of the wrecked vehicle was in the middle of a high-speed street race with another vehicle when the crash occurred. Thus, they are considering speed as a factor to the incident.
Incidentally, the area where the crash occurred has a history of being a popular street racing location in California.
Meanwhile, in a separate investigation conducted by ‘Always Evolving’, the auto shop co-owned by Walker and Rodas, it was found out that a fluid and subsequent fluid trail had caught fire before the skid marks at the accident scene.
The auto shop pointed out that there is a noticeable absence of skid marks until just before the point of impact. Said evidence makes them believe that Rodas didn’t really lost control of the car because if he did, the skid marks would show swerving and not in a straight line as appeared at the accident scene.
Their suspicion was further reinforced by the fire spreading so quickly in the front of the vehicle. Usually, flames would be expected in the rear where the engine is. They claimed that some sort of fluid leak could have triggered the flame.
The auto shop’s team also affirmed that the half a million worth Carrera GT was never modified. In fact, it was rarely driven so they believe that any failure must be a factory defect. The team further defended Rodas’ driving ability. They say that he was a world-class driver. Therefore, they contend that while he might have been over-speeding, as the police have said, the idea that he lost control of the vehicle is absurd.
As initially reported, Walker was in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, for a car show organized by Walker himself and by the charitable organization, Reach Out Worldwide, which he founded four years ago. Accordingly, proceeds of the event will support the typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.
The star’s fans initially have had a hard time believing in and processing Walker’s tragic death. In fact, even our personal injury attorneys initially thought that it was just another celebrity death hoax that has spread in Los Angeles until subsequent news reports from reliable media sources have confirmed it. In fact, for the last couple of days, the actor’s horrific death has become a major headline not only in the U.S. but across the globe as well. “The whole world mourns as it loses an angel,” claimed by the said lawyers who have been fans of the actor’s movie franchise, ‘The Fast and the Furious’.