- Paul Walker dies in car crash…
Yip, it seems Paul Walker of “Fast and Furious” fame was killed in a fiery wreck in a Porsche Carrera GT today… Sad news.Posted 4 years ago
Agreed let the man RIP but seeing these incidents a lot myself I always naturally ask how? That is a seriously high speed side impact to have torn the car in half (80mph+) and let’s just think it lucky they didn’t wipe out a people carrier full of children aswell.
I enjoy the FF films, have the boxset bar 6 and was looking forward to 7. I think they will still make it in his memory though. RIP.Posted 4 years agoheckler73Member
burned rubber and doughnuts at the scene, poor guys engulfed in flames , RIP…..Posted 4 years ago
we all do crazy stuff at some point in our lives on many occasions, I have a mate who has done at least 3k skydives, and wingsuit flights, any one of us on here could get wiped out in next 12 months , leaves a daughter behind too, yup live life…………….toppers3933Member
A report I read earlier said that they were at a charity event and went for a drive. It said that others at the event were close by and heard it happen and went round with fire extinguishers but he was trapped and people were trying to help him but got beaten back by the flames.
What a dreadful way to go. Great films. Rip.Posted 4 years agotpbikerMember
The pics show a tree sticking out the middle of the car, I don’t doubt that some pace must have been involved, especially for it to burst into flames. I hope it was quick and the impact did for them.
What doesn’t sit well with me is people who were taking pictures of the car in flames. Why would you do that ffs when someone is potentially burning to death?Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Car being driven by Walker’s partner in his car tuning business, an ex racing driver. Not hard to draw the conclusion they were out showboating for the crowd. You have to be going pretty fast to cause a car to explode on impact, especially something like a Porsche GT which is engineered to be driven hard and fast.
Predictably the Daily Mail has the most pictures.Posted 4 years agogravitysucksMember
Truly sad RIP.
Why those of you need to have a dig without even knowing the facts is beyond me. Those cars arn’t exactly made like tanks are they?
He was coming away from a fundraiser for a charity that HE founded to help others and was a passenger in an automobile accident. He died alongside the driver, who was also involved with the charity as well as previously founding his own charity.
I think its safe to say they were one of the good guys.Posted 4 years agogravitysucksMember
From the pictures I saw on BBC, I doubt he’d have known anything about the fire.
I read a report that said his friends were there trying get him out but were fought back by the flames. One commented he was trying to get his seatbelt off as he was unconscious. The only real blessing here.Posted 4 years agomaxtorqueMember
You can rip a car like that in half at 15mph. This is because it has a carbon tub and a “stressed” engine. That results in a super stiff construction, but the failure of one of the 4 mounting points between the tub and engine will then immediately “cascade” into a complete separation of the tub and the powertrain.Posted 4 years ago2unfit2rideSubscriber
RIP indeed, but what is this all about?
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Well thank you STW for showing me the light, I always lived by what the Daily Mail told me 🙄 , now I’m blinded by the infinite wisdom of the STW team.Posted 4 years ago
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