Posts Tagged ‘flames

02
Dec
13

Sources say Walker’s Auto Accident Caused From Mechanical Failure, not Drag Racing

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Sources connected to Always Evolving — the auto shop co-owned by Walker and the Porsche driver Roger Rodas say the sports car crashed as a result of mechanical failure. After investigating the remnants of the vehicle, they believe it had a steering fluid leak. The auto shop stored the vehicle.

Apparently, they saw evidence of a fluid burst and subsequent fluid trail before the skid marks at the accident scene. They claim there is an absence of skid marks until just before the point of impact. They say if Roger had lost control the skid marks would show swerving, but instead the marks were in a straight line. They feel this cements the theory the driver didn’t have steering control. Another thing that was so suspect is that the fire spreading so quickly in the front of the car. The sources say flames would be expected in the rear where the engine is … but fire in the front reinforces their theory of a fluid leak of some sort.

TMZ claims the $500,000 Porsche Carrera GT was NOT modified and was driven rarely so they believe any failure must be a factory defect.

Another close source said, “Roger was a world class driver” — and while he might have been speeding, as cops have said, the notion he just lost control, doesn’t coincide with the street debris, skid marks and vehicle remnant evidence.

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01
Dec
13

UPDATE: Tyrese, Ludacris, Rihanna and Other Celebs Mourn the Death of Friend Paul Walker

UPDATE: Paul Walker left behind a 15 year old daughter Meadow Walker.

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Outdoorsman, ocean addict, adrenaline junkie… and I do some acting on the side. 

That’s what actor now angel Paul Walker had posted on the banner of his Twitter profile. It looks like the actor lost his life doing what he loved…racing.

It truly saddens my heart to report that actor Paul Walker lost his life earlier today (around 3:30 pm) in a car crash. He was 40 years old. The Fast & Furious star was involved in a deadly crash with a friend; both lives were lost.

The friend was driving a Porsche GT when control of the car was lost and it hit a tree in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles.

Walker was on his way to a charity car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief.

Paul Walker’s official twitter and Facebook account have let out statements:

It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW

Although the actor was in the passenger seat, the Porsche was Walkers. A close friend confirmed that the actor had just purchased the vehicle and had been taking friends for rides in the car.

The car reportedly burst into flames immediately.

Our condolences go out to his friends, family and the set of Fast 7, as well.

Me and a friend were just talking about the actor earlier this week.

Although we knew him to be a talented and physically beautiful actor, he also seemed like a nice and sweet guy.

Celeb friends tweeted their condolences all day today including,

Ludacris Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.

Other tweets included,

Kris Jenner: “Rest in peace Paul Walker. A true talent gone way too soon. #rip

BadGalRiri (Rihanna:) “Very Very sad news…I’m so heartbroken about this! #PW 

Wayne Brady: God Bless@RealPaulWalker RIP.”

Brandi Glanville RIP the hottest guy ever Paul Walker – Im crying”

The Game Sad news about a dear friend. @RealPaulWalker, one of the best actors & for damn sure a great friend…”

Busy Philipps “This Paul Walker news is so sad. Prayers for his little girl and all his friends and family.”

Carson Daly “Sick about the tragic loss of #PaulWalker. I enjoyed our time together very much. Such a really nice guy. Prayers to his family and friends.”

Xzibit: “Wow! Horrible horrible news. RIP PAUL WALKER. prayers go out to his friends and family at this difficult time. #crazy.”

Hill Harper: “When Paul & I shot The Skulls, had a great time. He was one of the nicest, generous of spirit actors I’ve ever worked with. RIP Paul Walker”

RIP Paul Walker

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