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Paul Walker

Family Believes Road Bumps Sealed His Fate

12/11/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Paul Walker
died after the speeding Porsche in which he was riding hydroplaned on reflective plastic markers in the street ... at least that's what his family and accident reconstruction experts believe.

Sources close to Paul's family tell TMZ ... the family has been in touch with stunt experts who have gone to the crash site and come back with what they believe is a solid theory -- a speeding car that hits the plastic markers -- called Botts' Dots -- will hydroplane, causing the driver to lose control.

We've learned the experts have told the family ... a car going speeds approaching 90 MPH will lose traction after hitting a series of Botts' Dots.  It's akin to driving on ice -- and  control is further compromised by the fact that the Porsche was outfitted with special racing tires that have very little tread.

And there's this ... Porsche sent out a memo to dealers back in 2004, warning about control problems with the Carrera GT, saying, "This vehicle cannot drive over a Foster Beer can that is lying on its side.  It will crush the can and damage the carbon fiber under panels," adding, "You need to be aware of what type of road surface you are on (dips, pot holes, seam heights, etc.)."

Law enforcement sources say they have not concluded the exact cause of the accident, but it appears they're looking at the Botts' Dots ... as a viable theory for triggering the fatal crash.



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Guys...please...regardless of the cir***stances, nobody deserves to die in that manner. Imagine the terror and panic...that would be hell. and the photos of the girlfriend crying a few days after? Distasteful and hurtful. These are still humans who bleed red just as we do. They deserve the same empathy, respect, and privacy. He was a gorgeous talented man who died too young. The driver was also talented when it came to exotic cars and the like. Both men will be missed by many people.

208 days ago


Paul should have known or the driver should have known....

204 days ago


not to speak ill of the dead , i loved paul walker he was a super hottie and a nice guy but if he just lived up to his last name he probably be here on earth now! but instead he went out in the blazed of glory r.i.p. stud walker now you can race with jesus and the angels now!

202 days ago


Even if the was speeding way fast over that road and even if he hit one of those botts nots things
It was not his time to go.

178 days ago
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