It’s now clear that a wildly-illegal, over-the-top joyride is to blame for the deaths of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker and his race car driving pal late last year.
Put another way, it was no one’s fault but their own, just like local race car driver Brian Haupt of Carriage Motor & Works stated here shortly after the grisly, November 30 accident in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Walker’s Porsche was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour when it spun out of control and crashed, according to a report by the Los Angeles County Coroner.
That’s the bad news…
The good news is neither Walker nor the driver had alcohol, cocaine, marijuana or other impairing drugs in their systems, the report says.
Meaning their ridiculously dangerous and illegal, life threatening in-town cruise was premeditated by two men in full control of their faculties. And that their utter disregard for the safety of others – and themselves – went down in the sober light of day.
And for that, a petition is being circulated to rename the 45 mile-per-hour street after the two? Go figure.
According to the coroner, the car was driving at an “unsafe speed” when the driver lost control “for unknown reasons.”
The Porsche split in half after crashing into a tree and a lamp post before erupting in flames.
USA Today describes the injuries to Walker as “horrific” with all but remnants of his clothes burned completely off his body. According to the coroner Walker died in what is described as “pugilistic stance.”
For those who didn’t take Latin, the word pugil, means fighter or boxer, indicating Walker likely saw the crash coming and raised his arms in a defensive position.
No mechanical issues with the car were found, nor debris on the road that might have contributed to the crash, the report says. Setting aside the weak excuses offered up by Walker’s friends and associates, who undoubtedly knew full well that the pair were driving at speeds well above the posted limits.
Apparently not much.
Because Fast & Furious 7 will come out in April of 2015, having been delayed from this summer, to allow filmmakers time to dream up a discreet way to “retire” Walker’s character without killing him off in a car crash.
Meanwhile it’s full steam ahead for Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul‘s new movie Need for Speed.
“Is it too soon for a new film featuring high speed stunts?” asked The Insider‘s Thea Andrews in reporting on Walker’s crash, juxtaposed with scenes from the Paul’s movie that features a McLaren P1 and a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (with a top speed of over 400 miles-per-hour) traveling at breakneck speeds through city streets.
Talk about glorifying dangerous driving…
“We’re about to go really, really, really fast,” Paul says, looking into the camera with a sly smile as he takes off in what appears to be a souped up Shelby Mustang. “Looking (out) and realizing I’m going 125 miles-per-hour, weaving through traffic and they’re allowing me to do that, is a dream come true.”