Actor Paul Walker, famous for his star role in the international hit movie franchise Fast and Furious, was killed in a November 30th car accident. Walker’s friend and racing team member Roger Rodas was driving Walker’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at the time of the accident. According to Autoweek Magazine, the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT is challenging to drive, even for professionals. One top driver even called the V-10, 610-horsepower car “scary.” When new, the model ran around $450,000.
Speculation about the cause of Walker’s crash has run rampant, with one theory holding that the car slid out of control on the plastic reflectors that were embedded in the road. Police have indicated that speed was likely a factor in the crash. The posted speed limit where the crash occurred was 45 miles per hour. It could take as long as 90 days for the cause of the accident to be determined. The car exploded in flames after the crash, making the job of reconstructing the accident all that much more difficult.
There are about 18,000 car accidents every day in the U.S., and roughly 95 fatalities. Most car accidents don’t get same press coverage as Paul Walker’s, but for the families of those injured or killed, the experience is life-changing. When the reckless behavior of another driver puts you in the hospital, you may have a right to financial recovery for your injuries. If your life has been impacted by the negligence of another driver, contact an experienced California car accident attorney right away for an evaluation of your case. Wait too long and your rights may be jeopardized.
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