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Paul Walker

Burning Porsche Video May Show Escape Attempt

12/4/2013 6:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A close examination of the video showing the Paul Walker's Porsche engulfed in flames reveals a shadowy image appearing to flail.

There is now a swirl of speculation that the image, seen roughly 23 seconds into the clip, is Paul attempting to escape the death trap.

Law enforcement sources who participated in the investigation tell TMZ ... there is strong evidence that Paul and Roger Rodas never got out of their seats, but when pressed they would not conclusively say that Paul didn't attempt an escape.

Our sources say ... investigators are confident Roger absolutely didn't move -- but they would not definitely say that about Paul.

One source says it appears both men were trapped in their seats and therefore did not attempt an escape, but the key word is "appears."

We're told law enforcement is looking at the video now.

We broke the story ... the L.A. County Coroner's Office says Paul died from both trauma from the crash AND burn injuries, which insinuates the actor survived the initial impact and the fire was partially responsible for his death.


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The shadow that people think was a moving body was the rear top part of the car burning, you can verify this by watching the car on fire than look at a picture after the fire was out and you will see they are in the same place. After hitting a light post at 100+ your body aint moving after that. DUH

322 days ago


I think it is time to let this go TMZ.

322 days ago


That's enough. This is too much.

322 days ago


No one but lawyers needs to see this! Have some decency! Poor Paul Walker & his loved ones. So dreadful.

322 days ago

Spunky Funk    

If you look at death pics (yes, there are pics showing the charred body), you can clearly see that the passenger was no longer in his seat. It looks like his legs were probably trapped and he couldn't free himself before being overcome with the flames and smoke. It's incredibly sad.

322 days ago


Did airbags not inflate? Were they wearing seat belts? Why no mention of either?

322 days ago


What's it matter? The poor man is gone! Do we really need to know if he suffered or not?

322 days ago


this is like the paul walker zone now

322 days ago


The shadow is at the rear of the car, where the engine is. Unlikely that that Paul would be "stuck" at the rear of the car.

322 days ago


omg. look at the car. No one was flailing after that crash. The car didn't make it does anyone think a person would, and if they did what would they be? Like really TMZ go back to your BS Kim K stories.

322 days ago


TMZ. --Is the family having the remains further cremated or buried?

322 days ago


Look, I'm here reading this post, and commenting, so I'm fully aware I'm part of the problem, but I think I've finally had it with TMZ. It's great to come here and poke fun of Kim and Lindsay because there is this ridiculousness that surrounds them at all times that they seem to enjoy, but something about your coverage of this tragedy is different. It's gone beyond morbid fascination of a celebrity and into the realm of creepy. He has a 15 year old kid that probably reads TMZ and it's just gross how you word your headlines about this accident. His kid, and frankly none of us don't need to read the guesses on the gory details of his passing. What purpose does it serve? He's gone, it's time to move on. He went too fast and unfortunately had an accident. Nothing more, nothing less. Please get back to the nip slips, Justin Bieber is a douche bag, and Kim Kardashian is a whore posts. Until then, I'm out of here.

322 days ago


Please people.. It takes approx 60 seconds after the crash for fire to happen (verified by video that cnn showed) so IF Paul was awake, he would most likely have tried to escape within those 60 seconds when there was no fire.

Paul was probably unconsious and he shadow or whatever is probably one of his friends.

322 days ago

★★★★ Lindsay Speaks The Truth ★★★★    

So how fast were they going? I've heard everything from 45 MPH -124 MPH?

Anybody know for sure?

322 days ago

Purple Crayon    

You know, TMZ, you people rarely know where the line is when it comes to good taste, but this is tasteless even for you.

322 days ago
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