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Paul Walker Death

Image in Burning Porsche Video is NOT Paul

12/5/2013 11:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker did NOT make a final desperate attempt to escape the burning wreckage -- and the image seen in video shot right after the crash is definitely NOT Paul ... TMZ has learned.

There had been rampant speculation and buzz on the Internet that a shadowy figure seen around 23 seconds into the video of the burning Porsche Carrera GT ... was Walker trying to get out of the vehicle, but sources connected to the investigation now say it just isn't so ... for several reasons.

First, the sources tell us that, based on photographs of the wreckage ... Paul's body was pinned in an area of the car that makes it clear he couldn't have been flailing outside the vehicle.

Also ...we're told that based on the injuries he suffered, Paul died within a nanosecond of impact, and therefore it's impossible for the image in the video to be him.

It's not clear how long after impact the video starts, but clearly more than a nanosecond.

As for what the image really is -- we're told law enforcement has watched the video, and based on evidence from the crash site ... it appears to be a part of the car's roof burning.

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Alyssa    

They were going what....90mph +-? I doubt he was conscious and flailing about with that type of impact. I would feel comfortable saying that he did survive the accident, but he wasn't conscious or making any sense of the situation when the fire broke out.

269 days ago
62.

chipz    

It's just a horrible situation all around. Just let this man Rest in peace with some dignity. R.I.P Paul!

269 days ago
63.

jason    

It pains me to say this but it really does appear to be a person flailing in the fire. I did not think it was going to be that clear but it was. That sucks big time. Wish i had not seen it. Very tragic,

269 days ago
64.

gibby    

how about the image in the tree looking down on the crash

269 days ago
65.

penny    

Why have we not seen or heard about his Mother? I read that he did have one, we re the parents divorced? the Father has been making the interviews.

269 days ago
66.

thewall    

Paul Walker trying to escape from the car.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wvBHeBKvmk

269 days ago
67.

charlene geoffrion    

WHY DID CHARLES SAY ON AIR THAT SANTA ISN'T REAL.. THAT REALLY WASN'T THE RIGHT COMMENT TO SAY BECAUSE MY 10 YEAR OLD SON WATCHES TMZ WITH ME .. THINK !!!

269 days ago
68.

thewall    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wvBHeBKvmk
Paul Walker trying to escape from the car.

269 days ago
69.

gunner    

Sems Paul Walker went from Fast and Furious to Gone In 60 Seconds.

269 days ago
70.

SairasMommy    

The medical examiner said yesterday that Paul burned to death. He said that he was conscious when the car went up in flames. He did suffer from a brain injury on impact but did NOT die on impact and therefore could not have "died within a nanosecond of impact" as your story states. ...... Wonder who's lying here??

269 days ago
71.

Eric    

That's scary as ****. At 23 seconds you can see his head and you can even see his left arm raise up and you can hear the noise of his arm slamming against the car right at 23 seconds. That was definitely Walker trying to escape.

269 days ago
72.

ArliB    

TMZ has yet gotten another story wrong. The autopsy clearly said he was still alive when the car crashed but when the car burst into flames it caused thermal burns and along with that and other traumatic injuries was the cause of death.

He didn't die a nanosecond after impact. He was still alive for at least a minute.

269 days ago
73.

ó|ó    

In the movie 'Ghost', after the bad guy dies on the street, these dark flailing things come get him and drag him down-under. To a hot place.
Just sayin...
Somebody had a habit of dating young underage teenage girls, while he himself was way way way WAY older.
Just sayin...

269 days ago
74.

Spunky Funk    

You know we are all debating whether or not this is Paul moving around. Listen to the woman speak in the video, just as the dude with the camera gets out of the car. She says, "Oh my God, there's a guy in there." They all saw him too and there was nothing they could do.

269 days ago
75.

tony    

Nanosecond BS not what the LA coroner said. I am willing to bet it is him. It took at least 5-10mins. for people at the party to WTF is that then figure it was them then leave. Dead or not I still want to know about banging an underage girl. 24-7=17, He was 33 and dating a F'ing 17 yr old? You usually get what you deserve Karma is like that.

269 days ago
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