Following an investigation into the crash that killed Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and driver Roger Rodas, an unnamed law enforcement source told the Associated Press that there were no signs of mechanical failure on the Porsche Carrera GT that was destroyed in the accident.

The report from The Huffington Post claims the officer in question blamed "speed, and speed alone" in the fatal accident. The same report ruled out the presence of debris in the road, which may have caused Rodas to lose control of the V10-powered super car.

Engineers from Porsche are traveling to California to investigate the accident with the help of the Carrera GT's on-board data recorder. Until then, investigators won't speculate on the car's speed at the time of the wreck.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hope people will learn a lesson from this tragedy.Public roads are not race tracks.
        over9000
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        They weren't racing according to people here. What they're doing is ok.
          William
          • 1 Year Ago
          @over9000
          "They weren't racing according to people here. What they're doing is ok." I would say that what they did was not OK, since it resulted in both of them dying. The speed limit of the street they were on was 45 MPH; it would be one thing if they were driving 50 MPH, but if they were driving 90 MPH or something like that, I would say that's not OK on any surface street.
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @over9000
          No **** William.... But according to people here as long as you don't get caught its ok. Not my words.. Don't shoot the messenger.
      Brex
      • 1 Year Ago
      And officer states that the cause of the accident was, "Speed and speed alone," yet investigators won't speculate on the car's speed?
        ChaosphereIX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brex
        im guessing....a lot
        recharged95
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brex
        Or speculate on the driver's ability. Porsche has already CYA-ed that the GT was a "race car for a race track", not really a street car.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Speeding where there are trees and poles is not smart. A racetrack, a closed off highway and an airfield is one thing. Racing where there are pedestrians, sidewalks, traffic lights and light poles is asking to wreck. The sad part is, Paul Walker trusted someone else with his life.
      Jono
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hate to be that guy, but was anyone actually surprised by this? You look at the wreck and you know they must have been travelling at very high speed on a public road.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        GR
        • 1 Year Ago
        Couldn't resist to add to the criticism of EvoShift2's moronic, armchair expert statement. @EvoShift2: First, the car involved was a Porsche Carrera GT. Not a "ricer" car by any definition. Second, the driver of the car was professional race car driver. He was a far better and more experienced driver than you will ever be. Even so, overestimating one's skills and conditions can get anyone killed. Overconfidence is probably the biggest killer regarding cars. Third, Walker and the driver were headed to a charity event. They both leave behind children. It's quite a tragic event. Lastly, as Patrick already stated, you sound like some moron not even aware of the irony from your own autoblog handle. "EvoShift2" is the most ricer name I've come across in autoblog. Want to see a stupid ricer? Go look in the mirror.
        Patrick Schultz
        • 1 Year Ago
        The moron with evo in his name is calling other people ricers? Kind of ironic
        ChaosphereIX
        • 1 Year Ago
        Paul Walker was far from a ricer. He was a proper car enthusiast.
        R Man Manmanman
        • 1 Year Ago
        You know who was driving the car, right?
      Terry
      • 1 Year Ago
      So very thankful that in today's society, when the rich and powerful think they are above the law, that karma comes along and confirms that gravity doesn't discriminate. Stupid is as stupid does! I'm just thankful that no innocent family was killed due to their ignorance. Kinda let's you know why it is called "the Hollywood walk of fame" due to their ability to think at around three to five miles per hour.
      howzz1854
      • 1 Year Ago
      officer in question blamed "speed, and speed alone", and "Until then, investigators won't speculate on the car's speed at the time of the wreck." what do you call that first sentence, isn't that speculation? how about don't report anything until you're ready to speculate, or don't speculate at all.
        Nemebean
        • 1 Year Ago
        @howzz1854
        Yeah, this is a pretty egregious title. How the hell would the officer on the scene know whether there was a mechanical failure that caused the accident, even if they were speeding? I won't dispute that speed played a factor, possibly the main one, but speculating that it was speed alone with no evidence whatsoever is BS, and reporting it as fact is worse. I don't hold AB to very high journalistic standards, but even I'm disappointed by this article.
          PatTheCarNut
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Nemebean
          Journalist write stories, not repeat them. Calling AB journalist is stretching it.
      rsholland
      • 1 Year Ago
      Was this ever in doubt? Seriously? Just looking at the wreckage will tell you that. The question is how much speed? I say 100+ mph.
      Tony Akinremi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Speed can't be the only factor. Speed only doesn't set a vehicle a blaze. Believe me more info will be revealed. That tiny tree seemed to split that car so subjects that speed plan ya great roll but was definitely not the only reason the car blowup or blazedup so suddenly.
      ihatedavebushell
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since when we we believe what the police say especially in LA - I am sure the cop is a qualified Porsche mechanic and capable of sifting through the wreckage for weeks to determine nothing went wrong with the car - obviously speed was the main contributing factor as they would still be alive if they had been going the speed limit even hitting the same pole, but only Porsche can tell us if the car broke or not (and they probably won't tell us even if it did break!)
      That Guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, well, well. Looks like I was completely, 100% correct. You have no idea the burden that is on my shoulders in being right all of the time. Most people would not be able to handle it. Oh and kids, let this be a lesson to you. When you make dumb decisions and exceed the speed limit on public roads on a car you don't know how to drive, you risk killing yourself.
        Brian P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        "Too fast for conditions" is an entirely different situation from "too fast for speed limit" ... There's little question that this particular incident involved both, but don't make the mistake of extending that logic to imply that if you go 70 km/h in a particular absurdly-low 60 km/h speed limit on a straight, rural road with good visibility and few driveways and no blind spots, that you're going to die because of it.
        W1llth3thr1ll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        as long as you stay in the right lane, go as slow as you want buddy
        fabulous71
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        Well, well, well, time to knock you back down to Earth, stylish post and all. The driver was hardly inexperienced, even considering the Carrera GT's reputation for being a handful to drive. I won't bother getting into the details of his driving background since someone so smug would have already done that, right? It was, quite obviously, driver error and speed that caused this crash. You're a hypocrite if you say you've never sped on public roads.
        Michaele
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        Are you a professional buttwipe or an amateur buttwipe? Given that your are such a huge one, it's hard to tell.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      And they still get it wrong. Speed didn't kill. Human error did.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        Actually speed does kill. The speed limit was 45 where they were and a poor choice to speed over that limit was made. Remember when mom used to say don't run so fast or you will hurt yourself, especially in the house? Exactly. Theres a time and place for speed and this was not it.
          barkeep
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          I disagree. One particular person once said... "Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you."
          That Guy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          That's right! Speed doesn't kill. Richard Hammond is proof of that. It was the drivers choice to be a moron that killed them. He chose to go far too fast than he could handle and the results speak for themselves.
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          That's a stupid quote that doesn't account for pedestrians
        John Blaze
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        So if you hit the same pole going 2 miles per hour you would also suffer the same fate?
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