This week details surrounding Roger Rodas' and Paul Walker's death were revealed as the autopsy reports were released to the public in full.
If you're looking for the report, you can find it elsewhere on the 'net as we feel it's unnecessary to publish in this forum.
In November, Rodas and Walker were both killed in a car accident involving a Porsche Carrera GT.
The details, which are quite graphic, are prefaced with a description of what investigators believe happened. Essentially, it says that Rodas was traveling upwards of 100 mph in the Carrera GT before losing control — for some unknown reason — and the vehicle went sideways.
I hate to say "I told you so," but as seen from the initial crash photos, the car was essentially split in two due to the force of an impact from traveling at a high rate of speed. Although I am not an accident expert, I've seen far too many cases where a mid-engine, carbon fiber monocoque chassis goes sideways and separates exposing the passengers. Of course, all of these instances happen at tremendous speed.
While it's very easy to point a finger at Rodas and Walker and claim they're idiots or reckless, I'd wager a lot of you reading this would push a Carrera GT to the limit IF you were afforded the opportunity.
It just goes to show, our time here is limited and your ticket in this ride called life can be revoked at any time. Be safe out there, Spies!
All that said, I want to end this on a positive note. Although there may have been an error in judgment, Walker wasn't a bad individual. To see what I am talking about, check out this brief video about his charity, below.
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"When you put good will out there, it's amazing what can be accomplished."
ROWW Founder, Paul Walker