Friday, December 27, 2013

The Most Shocking Car Accident of the Year 2013

We are all in the cusp of the year 2014. As such, it is just fitting to look back on the year 2013. As it is, said year has had a fair share of many historic events that changed the landscape of the world. On a negative note, the year also saw a string of unfortunate events that not only made national and international headlines, but also shocked a lot of us. For instance, celebrities, who are known for their individual talents and their widespread fame, captured the attention of fans from around the world because of their involvement in car accidents. Indeed, they, too, are not exempted from these occurrences.

Celebrities like American Idol star Kris Allen, R&B artist Christ Brown, fashion model Miranda Kerr, Nate Burleson of the NFL’s Detroit Tigers, and reality TV star Kylie Jenner were some of those who were involved in car crashes. Some of them escaped unscathed; some of them were injured and have recovered since.

However, as 2013 was about to go down to its last month, a shocking car accident resulted in the death of one of the most beloved Hollywood actors. “The Fast and the Furious” move franchise star Paul Walker, 40, died in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, California. His sudden demise was mourned by millions of his fans all over the globe, who know him as Brian O’Conner in the said movie franchise. It came as a shock for the franchise’s fan base, as the latest movie, Fast & Furious 7, was in the middle of its filming when he died.

The details of the accident

The accident happened in the afternoon of November 30. He was with his friend, Roger Rodas, 38, who is a former professional race car driver and was previously Walker’s financial adviser, inside the latter’s red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. They were just leaving from Walker’s Reach Out Worldwide charity event for the Typhoon Haiyan victims when the Porsche struck a light pole and tree on a street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Santa Clarita.

Authorities who responded to the scene soon after saw the car engulfed in flames. They also determined that Rodas was the driver of the Porsche, while Walker was the passenger. The Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department confirmed that both of them died at the scene. The county coroner’s office revealed that Rodas died of multiple traumatic injuries, while Walker died as an effect of both thermal and traumatic injuries.

Incidentally, the street where the accident occurred happened to be a popular spot for drifting cars. Investigations revealed that the car was believed to be running at around 90 miles per hour before it crashed. It was also initially thought that plastic road bumps, also known as Botts’ Dots, where the reason why the vehicle lost control, which Walker’s family claimed amidst the investigations.

Car accident of the year

The car accident that happened on November 30 and claimed the life of one of the famous actors in Hollywood is truly the most horrific of all celebrity car crashes that happened in the year 2013. Paul Walker may be gone too soon, but his memory and his celebrity status will live on.

Meanwhile, according to a lawyer that handles personal injury law, this unfortunate event only goes to show that car accidents can happen to anyone. However, the legal expert in automobile accidents also advises that road mishaps in general can be, in fact, prevented.

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