Speculation has run rampant surrounding the cause of the fatal crash that took the life of actor Paul Walker and financial advisor Roger Rodas last month.
Some immediately laid blame on the car the two motoring enthusiasts were traveling in, the Porsche Carrera GT. Others wondered if another car or roadway debris instigated the crash.
An investigator charged with determining the cause of the accident has unofficially reported to the Huffington Post that mechanical problems were not origin of the crash. It was, instead, “speed, and speed alone.”
No official word or report has been given at this time, as investigators are awaiting word from Porsche engineers who are scheduled to extract information from the car’s on-board data collectors.
It’s almost immaterial at this point how fast the two were traveling. We now know the Porsche was not to blame, nor was another vehicle. The two were driving recklessly. As tragic as the death of both Walker and Rodas is, the incident should stand a as stark reminder that speed is dangerous, no matter the skill level of the driver.
After all, it’s like what Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear said: “Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.”