Paul’s death in a fiery car crash may sadly be due to a mechanical failure of the 2005 Porsche this his friend, Roger Rodas, was driving. Here’s the latest information.
Did a steering wheel fluid leak cause the steering wheel of the Porsche in which Paul Walker died, to stop working? Did the fluid also ignite the fire that burst into flames immediately after the crash?
Paul Walker: Did A Mechanical Failure Cause Fatal Car Crash?
These sources believe that Roger, a former race car driver, didn’t in fact lose control of the car as he and Paul took it out for a test drive during a charity event for Paul’s foundation, Reach Out Worldwide. If Roger had lost control of the car, skid marks would have indicated swerving, and they didn’t, point out the sources. “Paul was a world class driver,” the source told TMZ.
Jim Torp, an engineer at Paul’s Reach Out Worldwide charity, also told CNN that he heard an explosion from the car from a distance. He believes it was the sound of a tire blowing out.
Furthermore, the $500,000 2005 Porsche had reportedly barely been driven and wasn’t modified, so TMZ’s source believes the mechanical defect must have occurred in the factory and not the auto shop.
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, 40, and Roger, 38, were riding along in Santa Clarita, Calif. In fact, they 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 recalled, and couldn’t exactly say why the driver of the car crashed. “The car burst into flames immediately and split a tree in half.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul and Roger’s friends and family during this extremely difficult time.
— Ivy Jacobson