The Fast and Furious team has published a really touching video tribute to late actor Paul Walker.
Paul Walker played the lead in the Fast and Furious movie series and the sad demise of the actor has left the fans and the entire movie fraternity in shock. Production of Fast and Furious 7, the next and the last chapter in the F&F series, has been put on hold. However, Universal Studios recently announced that the F&F franchise will not end. The script for the next movie though, will be rewritten.
Paul Walker, who is known as Brian O’ Conner in the Fast and Furious series, died in a crash, while on a spin in his friend- Roger Rodas’ Porsche Carrera GT. Roger was also a financial advisor to Paul, and was the owner of a Tuning shop. As already known, the car hit the pole sideways, after which it caught fire.
Soon after the mishap, Jason Robinson, who was a witness to this crash, posted the following on his Facebook profile, thereby giving a detailed description of the accident-
This happened at a business park located in Rye Canyon near Santa Clarita, California.
During a car show that Paul was using to support his charity “Reach Out Worldwide”, Paul and Roger Rodas (The Owner) of Always Evolving Performance, where the event was held decided to take his red Porsche for a spin.
They left the AEP parking lot turning right onto Alta Vista Ave. They then turned right onto Constellation Rd, and then right again onto Kelly Johnson Pkwy where the driver began testing the limits of the Porsche.
Northbound Kelly Johnson Pkwy has a small s curve and a wide sweeping right turn that turns into Hercules St. This business park loop is infamous for drivers using it as a race track and the “Hercules Curve” is where they test their drifting skills.
Paul and Roger’s speed was far too fast into the curve and the car’s rear end kicked out toward the driver side. The driver then over corrected and the passenger side rear end kicked out to the passenger side.
Sliding sideways at high speed, the car hit a light pole directly on the passenger door where Paul was sitting and the car was split/wrapped around the pole.
The fire was a result of the initial impact with the pole, as the force of the impact tore open pressurized fuel lines and the fuel tank, throwing burning gasoline all over the vehicle. The car continued to burn as it came to a sliding stop on a small tree.