UPDATE: Video from just moments after the crash is below, along with an interview with would be rescuers and their accounts of rescue efforts. It is disturbing to hear, so be warned.
In a cruel case of irony, Walker’s newest film “Hours” is a movie about a new father fighting to save his baby’s life in the face of immense tragedy and turmoil. Nobody would have guessed that at 40 years old he would find himself in a battle for his own life.
According to a new article on Autoweek.com, Roger Rodas was the driver of the Porsche that crashed killing both men inside. Rodas is an accomplished road racing driver, business partner with Paul Walker, and friend. He is survived by his wife and two kids. Rodas is also considered to be one of the top financial advisers in the country.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to both the Rodas and Walker families and friends.
Breaking News: “Fast and Furious” Star Paul Walker Killed In Car Crash. Paul Walker, star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series died earlier today as the result of a car crash in Santa Clarita, California.
“Fast and Furious” Star Paul Walker was the passenger of the Porsche Carrera GT that was involved in the single car wreck. Reports say that Walker was going for a ride with a friend who had just purchased the car. Walker was attending a local charity car show in the area.
Jokes aside about “hundred shots of NOS” and ignoring the flashing “Danger to manifold” warning, this is one serious accident that, without speculating as to the cause, looks to have taken place at high speed on a very public road. If the above reports are true we can only speculate that showing off the new car resulted in a loss of control. Both Walker and the driver were killed. If we can all take anything away from this tragic accident it is that high speed on public roads is a dangerous game. Clearly neither of these men deserved to pay the price with their lives, but it is a stark reminder of the bad things that can happen.
Much as we all love fast cars and using them for what they are meant for here at Bangshift, be safe driving today.
Below is video just moments after the crash. It’s disturbing to watch knowing both men died, so please keep that in mind before watching.
NOTE: Due to an unusual number of douche bags arguing in our comments section for this blog item I have shut down commenting.
Below is video with one of Paul’s friends who was on the scene fighting the fire along with other friends and co-workers. Hearing the details in disturbing, and we want to warn you, this is not the type of news that is easy to hear.