Some of Paul’s fans are reportedly paying tribute to the actor by doing ‘The Fast and the Furious’-style stunts in the area where he fatally died in a horrific car crash, endangering other drivers. Read on for more details.
Paul Walker, 40, was known for his gripping portrayal of car racer Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious franchise — so some fans are doing donuts and burning rubber to mourn the actor’s tragic Nov. 30 death. However, police are reportedly cracking down on offenders who are caught speeding and doing stunts near the scene of the crash.
Paul Walker’s Burning Rubber & Doing Stunts Near Crash Scene
Police are citing offenders and impounding the vehicles of fans doing dangerous stunts, like burn-outs, donuts and other racing acts where Paul and Roger Rodas crashed in Santa Clarita, Calif., reports TMZ.
One of the outlet’s producers even witnessed people speeding at the crash site, burning rubber and peeling out to show their support for the actor and his race car driver friend. This is making a sad and dangerous situation even worse, since the drivers in question could potentially cause more deaths and car crashes in the area.
Paul Walker Was ‘Not Drag Racing’ During Car Crash
“I want people to know that Paul and Roger were not drag racing. They were not doing donuts. Some people said they were drifting, which they weren’t. They were not racing other cars,” Jim, 52, told HollywoodLife.com.
Jim went on to explain that the business partners left the event and said they’d be back in five minutes. “They were only driving for like five to six minutes when the car crashed, they didn’t have enough time to be racing,” he continued. “Plus there were two highway patrol officers on site because there were so many high performance cars at the event.”
Hopefully, Paul’s fans will respect his memory by not trying to do dangerous stunts that weren’t attempted during his fatal car crash. Our thoughts go out to Paul and Roger’s friends and family.
— Ivy Jacobson