On November 30, 2013, Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died in a car accident. If the Fast and Furious lead actor was presumed dead on the spot, however, his autopsy revealed sordid details about the accident…
It was November 30, 2013, on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Joining us for a drive in a Porsche Carrera GT is actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, who was driving died suddenly in a car accident on a deserted street in the city of Valencia, a suburb of Los Angeles. In a recording of the firefighters’ call to their base to provide initial information on the situation, a voice reports two people died instantly. Roger Rodas, a friend of Paul Walker and an avid racing driver, had bought his Porsche Carrera GT, a model limited to a few hundred pieces, two weeks ago. The circumstances of the accident are still unclear to this day, but investigations revealed that the car left the lane to the right after Roda lost control hit a cement post and then two trees. It was the impact against the second tree that completely bent the car and caused leaks that resulted in a large explosion of the vehicle which burst into flames. According to the investigation report, however, Roger Rodas was traveling at around 160 km/h at the time of the accident.
The true cause of Paul Walker’s death
Paul Walker, then 40 and a star of the Fast & Furious franchise thanks to his role as Brian O’Connor, had just spent the afternoon at a charity event to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The severity of the impact during the accident was so great that many initially thought Paul Walker would be dead instantly. That didn’t stop several witnesses, some of whom videotaped the minutes after the accident, from trying to see if they could get people out of the burning car. Unfortunately, given the condition of the car and the flames emanating from it, that was the case impossible to get anyone out of the incandescent hearth.
About a month after the crash, the Los Angeles coroner who treated the victims released the full autopsy report, and it reveals a difficult truth. Paul Walker did not die immediately in the car accident that also killed his friend. According to the autopsy report, traces of soot were found in the actor’s windpipe Fast and Furious. That means Paul Walker still breathing after the accident when the car caught fire. The fire defeated Vin Diesel’s co-star when the coroner concluded it wasn’t his broken bones – none of which were fatal – but the heat of the fire and the combined violence of all the shocks that killed him.
Not knowing exactly how long it could have lasted, Paul Walker had to suffer martyrdom by inhaling the burning car before dying. According to the coroner his The body was so burned that it could not be identified visually – it was thanks to his dental record – and that none of his organs could be removed for a transplant. He suffered multiple fractures, especially in the jaw, pelvis, ribs and left forearm. It’s also hard to say if Roger Rodas survived the crash and died in the same conditions, or if he died instantly. In both cases, no traces of drugs or alcohol were found in their bloodstream.
Could Paul Walker have survived the accident?
After the accident, Paul Walker has a daughter, Meadow Walker Report filed against Porsche She argued that a flaw in the car’s design prevented her father from properly disengaging and getting out while it was on fire. The young woman, who recently revealed that she was affected by a tumor, therefore claimed that her father was alive after the accident and that he would have survived if he had been able to unbuckle his seat belt and get out of the car. . Corresponding ParisianPaul Walker’s daughter’s complaint also felt that the Porsche Carrera GT was an unstable car that was difficult to drive, but that the automaker had done nothing to correct its mistakes. Finally, an amicable agreement was reached without the terms being published, but it didn’t stop there. Meadow Walker also received monetary compensation from Roger Rodas’ family. This compensation amounted to 10 million dollars and was intended to cover Rodas’ liability in the accident that killed him and his friend on the afternoon of November 30, 2013.
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