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Paul Walker dead at 40: 'Fast and Furious' star killed in fiery car crash

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Achilleslastand, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    “Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at heart just decided to joyride, take a spin. Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts. … We’re all here driving, enjoying each other, and God must’ve needed help,” Antonio Holmes, who said he was a friend of Paul, told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. “We all heard from our location (the accident). It’s a little difficult to know what it was. Someone called it in and said it was a vehicle fire. We all ran around and jumped in cars and grabbed fire extinguishers and immediately went to the vehicle. It was engulfed in flames. There was nothing. They were trapped. Employees, friends of the shop. We tried. We tried. We went through fire extinguishers.”

    “When we saw Paul and Roger leave, Paul was the passenger in the vehicle. They both were experienced drivers. This was just a tragic accident that happened on a joyride,” another eyewitness said.

    http://www.justjared.com/2013/12/01/paul-walker-dead-eyewitnesses-detail-car-crash-scene/
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Sure hope they died on impact, burning alive would be a horrible way to go :(
  3. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    What is speed limit there? From looks of that wreckage it seems to me the car was going pretty fast. I'm not sure how road designs would help there if they where going faster than the roads were designed for.
  4. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    Wow such a tragedy. From the looks of it, he was traveling very fast. Sad. :(
  5. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Paul Walker Died Alongside Former Racer Roger Rodas

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    Roger was the CEO of the company Always Evolving, a car customization shop. The charity event for Reach Out Worldwide was being held at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clarita that afternoon when he went for a drive with Paul in a Porsche Carrera GT, which happens to be one of Roger‘s favorite cars. Both of them died in the crash after the car exploded into flames.

    The friends had met when they raced cars together at the Pirelli World Challenge series years ago.

    http://www.justjared.com/2013/12/01/paul-walker-died-alongside-former-racer-roger-rodas/
  6. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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  7. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Just an FYI. The person driving was Roger Rodas. He wasn't exactly unaccustomed to being behind a steering wheel at high speeds.

    Condolences to both men's families.
  8. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    That's why you leave the Fast and Furious stuff to the movies.. The speed the car hard to be going to make it explode like that.. Just wow.
  9. Passepartout

    Passepartout Active Member

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    Yeah it is one thing that you speed on the track. That is OK. But when you are on the road and there are other people around you, then that is another thing. As would not be surprising if speed played a huge role in the tragedy. Thoughts and prayers are with the two men and their families! :(
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Is there any wildlife in the area such as deer?
  11. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    The road
    the road they were speeding on his not a high traffic road at all. The road is a bit dangerous as there is a down hill turn.
  12. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Not in that area there are no deer. Like I said earlier this is 5 mins from my house
  13. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    That is why I asked because you are familiar with the area. Just a tragic accident.
  14. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I lost 3 friends back in 2001 on Soledad which is the main road in SCV and in 06 lost another and then a few mons ago lost another friend who crashed into an oak tree that everyone in the community has complained about, but since it's an oak tree and protected in CA they won't remove it so now 3 people have died from that tree alone.
  15. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    That sucks I liked walker!
  16. Christiann

    Christiann Active Member

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    It's been the talk of the town for the past couple days, I live up the street from that walmart and while I've been at school my friends have sent me pictures of the memorial and such. Always been a big fan of Paul, R.I.P.
  17. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    Bummer. RIP Paul.:(
  18. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Someone should cut that bad boy down at night...
  19. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    What a shame, I believe I read the car was traveling 130 mph
  20. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Reports are the steering pump malfunctioned and caused the car to lose control and that the fire started in the front of the car and not the rear. The area where the car crashed would be hard to get up to crazy top speed because there is a sharp turn right after.

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