CCTV shows moment Paul Walker’s Porsche crashed

CCTV footage of the moment Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker died has been released.

The CCTV footage – obtained by OMG! Insider – shows the precise moment that Paul Walker’s Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a tree and burst into a flames.

Accident investigators have received eyewitness statements that the car involved was travelling alone at a high rate of speed the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement on Monday.

“No eyewitness has contacted the [department] to say there was a second vehicle.”

The surveillance footage shot from a nearby rooftop camera and obtained by OMG! Insider shows a plume of black smoke billow into the sky in the seconds after the crash, just moments before what appears to be a large detonation sends a huge fireball skywards.


The wreckage of Paul Walker's Porsche bursts into flames as he slams into a tree along with driver Roger Rodas on Saturday
The CCTV shows the moment of impact


The footage of the deadly crash which claimed the lives of Paul Walker and driver, Roger Rodas, was released as images of the dramatic moment cops and emergency workers physically wrestled one of the Fast & Furious star’s friends away from the scene also came to light.

After the video and images were released, a professional driver who was at the charity show in Santa Clarita came forward to claim that Rodas and Walker took their car out to check for a suspected mechanical issue and not for a joyride as has been claimed.


First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche sports car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of the Porsche


“As they were backing up the Carrera to put into the garage, it started stalling. I heard someone say, and I think it was Roger, “Why is the car stalling? Let’s take it around the block”, the unidentified witness told Hollywood Reporter. 

“Paul said, “Let me go with you really quickly”.

“The whole premise of taking the car out for a drive was because something was wrong.”

The individual, who has declined to be named, said from his experiences with Walker and Rodas that the two were not likely to engage in a high-speed race with the Porsche Carrera GT – a car that is notorious for its handling issues at speed.


People can be seen ducking for cover as smoke from the crash fills the sky
People can be seen covering from the blaze


“These guys are business owners and Paul was a celebrity. They are responsible people. It was more like, “What the hell is wrong with this car? Let’s see what’s wrong and go for a drive”. 

“These guys were more like, “That’s weird, the car is stalling, let’s figure it out”.

The dramatic images from the minutes after the crash show how Walker’s friends arrived on the scene and desperately tried to put out the flames with fire extinguishers and reach their friend.


Paul Walker starred in the Fast and the Furious movies
Paul Walker in the Fast and the Furious movies


However, it is alleged that the situation was so hopeless that one of Walker’s friends named Nute was so upset at being held back that he punched a firefighter – but was not charged by Sheriff’s afterwards according to TMZ.Com

The 30-second video clip, obtained by OMG! Insider, also appears to show that there were no other cars in front or behind of Walker’s Porsche in the seconds before the crash – adding to claims that he was not involved in a high-speed drag race before the incident.