When Paul and Roger got in a tragic accident on Nov. 30, responders didn’t immediately go to the scene. An eyewitness told HollywoodLife.com that because of the location, people weren’t sure that it was an actual accident. Read on for details!
Paul Walker and Roger Rodas hit four trees and a lamp post causing a loud bang, HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned. However, when hearing the crash, those in the areas didn’t think it was an accident because of the nearby building.
Paul Walker’s Accident: Why Response Was Delayed
“There is a special effects building behind Always Evolving, where the event took place, so lots of people thought that the noise was coming from there,” eyewitness Jim Torp told HollywoodLife.com. “But in my gut I knew it was Paul and Roger. I tried to stop Roger’s 8-year-old son from running to the crash site, but it was too late, he had already darted out.”
Jim immediately called his son who headed over to put out the fire — however, it was too late.
“He saw the car explode,” Jim added. “I got a phone call from him and he said it didn’t look good, that from the looks Paul and Roger didn’t make it.”
Paul & Roger Were Not Drag Racing
After the tragedy was reported, many rumors began swirling that Roger, 38, and Paul, 40, had actually been drag racing at the time of the crash.
“Any info like that has not been confirmed,” Srgt Rich Pena of the LASD told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “And they are still working on a bunch of different scenarios.”
Additionally, Jim told us that there wasn’t enough time to actually be racing as they had just left.
“There were two highway patrol officers on site because there were so many high performance cars at the event,” he added. “Roger lost control of the control. They didn’t spin or anything. They went into a tree. They hit four trees and took a big light pole down. The light pole came down and the car bounced off of it. And then they crashed into a tree, that’s what eventually stopped the car.”
So sad! Our thoughts are with Paul and Roger’s friends and families.
— Emily Longeretta