We now have footage of the car crash that killed Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. One view of the tragedy (above) comes from a camera mounted on a building, which shows a giant ball of fire just after the crash. This corroborates the recent report that a combination of impact and thermal injuries killed Paul Walker, meaning it was not just the crash, but the fire resulting from the crash that combined in Walker’s death. Driver Roger Rodas showed no signs of thermal injury while he was still alive, meaning he may have been killed on impact. There is speculation that Walker was trapped in the car and was killed in the fire.
The other footage of the Paul Walker crash (below) that we have comes from someone’s phone. People happened on the crash shortly after it happened, and two people got out of their car to check it out. Thick black smoke is seen pouring out of the wrecked car, and the people with the man holding the camera can be heard wondering if there is someone in the wrecked car. They determine that there is someone in there, and that he is dead.
The crash was a single car crash: Rodas drove into a tree. The vehicle he was driving was a half-million dollar Porsche with a top speed of 208 mph, which relies completely on the driver to correct mistakes, and has none of the driver-correcting features of many modern cars.