A day after the 40-year-old actor lost his life in a tragic accident on Nov. 30, an eyewitness who was at the scene of the crash explains the massive explosion and the instant horror that took place to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
While doing test drives with a friend at a fundraiser for the Philippines typhoon effort on Nov. 30, Paul Walker, 40, was tragically involved in a fatal car accident and subsequent explosion. Now, an eyewitness who was at the scene, explains to HollywoodLife.com exclusively the moment the driver lost control of the car — and how the wreck was horrible beyond relief.
Paul Walker’s Tragic Crash: Eyewitness Reveals Details
HollywoodLife.com spoke to a person who happened to be on the same fateful street that Paul was riding along in Santa Clarita, Calif. — in fact, Paul and one other man, the driver (identified as Roger Rodas), had passed the witness less than a minute before losing control.
“We were missed getting hit by them by like 30 seconds,” the eyewitness harrowingly recalls. The source can’t exactly say why the driver of the car lost control, though he does confirm that the crash extremely violent and explosive.
“The car burst into flames immediately and split a tree in half,” the eyewitness says, adding that there seemed to be no stopping the fire that broke out. “The flames were way too big and fast-moving.”
“They couldn’t do anything,” he says, in reference to Paul and the other passenger.
The Scene Of The Accident: The Gruesome Pictures
Pictures from the scene of the accident also make that evident. The Porsche Paul was in was reduced to mere rubble after the fire was finally extinguished. And if the impact of the crash didn’t take Paul’s life, the explosion and fire that followed did.
Just awful. Paul is being mourned by the whole world — most intensely by his Fast and the Furious co-stars. He will be greatly missed, but in some tragic silver lining, it’s safe to say he died doing what he loved most.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Andrew Gruttadaro