In the curve of Hercules Street, in the Valencia district, city of Santa Clarita in California, the red Porsche Carrera GT of Paul Walker hit a post and two trees, then caught fire. Everything was captured by a surveillance camera installed there. It was 3:30 in the afternoon of November 30, 2013.
Walker, who had just turned 40, was not at the helm, his friend and partner Roger Rodas was driving. According to the police report, both died on the spot. They returned from a charity event organized by the 'Reach Out Worldwide' an NGO sponsored by Walker to attend victims of natural disasters, this time the victims of typhoon Haiyan.
The note of the accident indicated that the Porsche Carrera GT, transited to 45 miles / hour (72 km / h), but the forensic medical report says that the car was traveling at about 100 miles / hour (160 km / h) before the impact. It also indicates that Walker died from the combined effects of injuries, physical and thermal trauma.
For its part, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said there were no signs of technical problems in the car or the road was damaged or obstacles that could cause the accident.
The Walker Porsche Carrera GT car, was 'limited production', only 1,200 units were manufactured.
The event occurred in the course of the filming of the 7th movie of the Fast and the Furious series, during a few days off for the celebration of Thanksgiving and caused a general commotion. The Universal producer stopped everything with the film half done. After a break, he decided to make changes to the script to finish it.
Using Walker’s brothers: Cody and Caleb, who in some scenes posed as him, finally the Universal producer managed to conclude the film. All the available technology (CGI: computer-generated-imaginery) was used, in particular to shoot a new ending, in which Walker and Vin Diesel, in separate 'movie' cars, say goodbye and take different paths.
This emotional ending, with dedication to Paul Walker included, gave rise to Universal studies continue the saga. And so it was that, in 2017, moviegoers from all over the world were able to enjoy Furious 7 and Universal began to prepare Fast 8. Why? Fast and Furious is, undoubtedly, one of the bestselling series of all time.
These seven movies have grossed more than $ 3.8 billion worldwide, since its inception in 2001. So, do not think the series ended, no. It is estimated that this franchise will reach 2021. According to news coming from Hollywood, it is said that it will continue until 2021, when we have on screen Fast & Furious: Final Chapter.