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Paul Walker

Burning Porsche Video May Show Escape Attempt

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

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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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Hammer    

For god sake they better not post that here or anywhere.

237 days ago
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Aaron    

Please stop.......TMZ

237 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

STOP TMZ.......enuff

237 days ago
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mathew    

well if thats true, the original "witness" and "friend" was telling a pack of lies since that guy stated he tried with many people to grab him and that paul was unconscious.

237 days ago
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Wow ...    

FFS TMZ, can you stop speculating and put this nonsense to rest already. The man has passed in a violent manner. Let it go.

237 days ago
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Angelique     

i seen this black shadow in the first video u posted here few days ago on your site i told the ppl that watched with me it does look like a figure its there for a few seconds goes down no more than 6 sec later it was crazy to see or think that and now this news is breaking ...not something i want to be right about :( poor guy !

237 days ago
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CN    

Enough, TMZ. You're like a buzzard picking at the bones.

237 days ago
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Mary P    

Except the death photo that's out there... it's clear Paul was not in his seat and it's clear he didn't flail or struggle because he was laid out just as he would be from the impact.

237 days ago
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dommylee1    

ive watched twenty times. its all smoke and mirrors. the eyes see what whey want to. JUST THE SMOKE PEOPLE.

237 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

Please, TMZ, some of this reporting you're doing is really difficult to take...and I'm not one of the people who loved him. Keep some of the speculation about him possibly suffering confidential?

237 days ago
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Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

So he crawled out like his girlfriend was crawling when he met her.

237 days ago
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busybodyamI    

WOW, SHAME ON YOU TMZ. This is really macabre.

237 days ago
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leese27    

....."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.".
OK, but this does not mean in any way that he was conscious and attempting escape. Stop trying to make it out to be more horrific than it is.

237 days ago
14.

LoLa328    

TMZ, I've enjoyed your website and TV show for quite some time now...but I'm really starting to get a bad taste in my mouth in regards to this Paul Walker coverage. I feel like you are going too far. Enough, please stop. Be better than the other tabloids. Don't speculate and sensationalize this man's horrible death. And publishing that slew of photos of his girlfriend...what was up with that??? I feel like you are so close to becoming something that I can't support or enjoy. I was disgusted hearing about paparazzi vultures filming, photographing, and trying to interview Paul Walker's friends/co-stars...and I'm afraid you are headed down that path. TMZ, please take the high road.

237 days ago
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miss b    

Good God,


How low will the Ghouls at TMZ go?
What's next,you going to open up Michael Jackson's crypt & take some photos to make
money?

237 days ago
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