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Author Topic: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker  (Read 2119 times)

Offline SixGun

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Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« on: December 01, 2013, 01:02:45 am »
Looks like Paul Walker, Fast and Furious star, died in a fiery car crash on Saturday.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/paul-walker-dies-crash-report-article-1.1533786

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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 06:04:31 am »
Highlights why - even in a crowded place like LA, where they're ALWAYS trying to push you into a bus or a rideshare - that so many people still have their OWN car.

When someone ELSE is behind the wheel, all you can do is HANG ON; be it a bus, a Porsche, or a bad motorscooter.  His death is ironic, and sad, but just one more reason why I HATE riding with others - my wife included!
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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 07:38:08 am »
Someone who came on the crash site posted video of it right after it happened. You're right WW. I hate when I am not driving!
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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 09:42:38 am »
Do you have a link to that video Bill?
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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 08:25:02 pm »
the video's have been added to the bottom of the article you linked to. this is why i don't like new cars in general. there is not very much real metal between you and what you hit.

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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 08:40:09 pm »
the video's have been added to the bottom of the article you linked to. this is why i don't like new cars in general. there is not very much real metal between you and what you hit.

That's why I LUVVVVVVVVVVVV my Ramcharger (bumper)! 

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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 09:03:19 pm »
that bumper also don't look like it would dent too easily if you were to hit a tree for light post. i know i put a small dent in the bumper on my 81 when it rolled into a cement light post. i almost thought the light post was going to fall over.

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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 01:25:58 pm »
I think at the speed those guys were going, bumper or no bumper, it would have been tragic.  Speed  kills ... pure and simple.   :(
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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 04:35:40 pm »
i think with a real steel bumper you stand a lot better chance of living as long as you are wearing your seat belt than you to with those new cars and there plastic bumpers.
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Re: Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 01:51:41 am »
That was one lucky MFer for sure.  Bet he had one helluva rug burn. 
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