On November 30, 2013, a car accident killed Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rhodes. If the Fast and Furious star actor was presumed dead on the spot, however, his autopsy revealed dirty details about the accident…
It was November 30, 2013, on a beautiful sunny afternoon. During a ride in a Porsche Carrera GT, actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, who was driving, are 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 call of firefighters at their base to transmit the first information on the situation, a voice reports two people dead on the spot. Roger Rhodes, a friend of Paul Walker and racing enthusiast, had bought his own Porsche Carrera GT, a model limited to just a few hundred copies, two weeks ago. The circumstances of the accident are still unclear to this day, but investigations found that after Rodas lost control, the car went off the road on the right. hit a cement pillar then two trees. It was the collision in the second tree that completely bent the car, causing a leak which led to a large explosion of the vehicle which exploded in flames. However, according to the investigation report, Roger Rodas was driving at about 160 km / h at the time of the accident.
The real cause of Paul Walker’s death
The 40-year-old at the time and the star of the Fast & Furious franchise thanks to his role as Brian O’Connor, Paul Walker had just spent the afternoon at a charity event helping victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The impact violence during the accident was such that many initially thought Paul Walker died immediately. That did not stop some witnesses, some of whom filmed minutes after the crash, from trying to see if they could pull people out of the burning car. Unfortunately, given the condition of the car and the flames coming out of it, it has been impossible to get someone out of the incandescent hearth.
About a month after the crash, the Los Angeles medical expert who treated the victims published the full autopsy report and reveals a difficult truth. Paul Walker did not die immediately during the car accident that took the life of his friend as well. According to the autopsy report, traces of soot were found on the actor’s trachea Fast and Furious. That means Paul Walker was still breathing after the accident, when the car caught fire. The fire was best managed by Vin Diesel’s co-star as forensic concluded that it was not his broken bones – all not fatal – but the heat of the fire and the combined violence of all the blows that killed him him.
Not knowing exactly how long it might have lasted, Paul Walker had to suffer martyrdom by breathing in the burning car before surrendering. According to the forensic doctor, his the body was so burnt that it could not be identified visually – this was thanks to his dental file – and that none of his organs could be removed for transplantation. He suffered from multiple fractures, especially in the jaw, pelvis, ribs and left forearm. It is also difficult to say whether Roger Rhodes survived the crash and died under the same conditions or whether he died immediately. In both cases, no trace of drugs or alcohol was found in their blood.
Could Paul Walker have survived the accident?
After the accident, Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, has has filed a complaint against Porsche arguing that a defect in the design of the car prevented her father from properly detaching and getting out of it while she was on fire. The young woman, who recently revealed she was affected by a tumor, thus claimed that her father was still alive after the accident and that he could have survived if he had been able to unbuckle his seat belt and get out of the car. . According to Parisianthe complaint from Paul Walker’s daughter also felt that the Porsche Carrera GT was an unstable car that was difficult to steer but that the vehicle manufacturer had done nothing to correct its mistakes. A friendly agreement was finally reached without making the terms public, but did not stop there. Meadow Walker also received financial compensation from Roger Rhodes’s family. This compensation amounted to $ 10 million and had to cover Roda’s responsibility in the accident that killed him and his friend on the afternoon of November 30, 2013.
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