Checkout the raw footage: 40-year-old actor Paul Walker died in a horrific car crash on Saturday in Southern California. ‘The Fast and the Furious’ actor was inside the red Porsche GT when the sports car directly rammed into a lightpost and tree before bursting into flames in Santa Clarita at about 3:30 p.m. Walker’s friend a pro racer Roger Rodas was driving the car. He also died in the accident.
The two buddies were returning from a charity event for Walker’s organization Reach Out Worldwide. The fierry crash took place so close to the event. Rodas’s 8-year-old son tried to rescue his father after reaching the accident spot.
“I found out his son had jumped the fence and gone over, he was trying to get his dad out. Paul Walker’s best friend was trying to get Paul out of the car while it was still on fire ... he was trying to save his friend ... there was nothing he could do,” the NYDailyNews quoted an eyewitness Jim Torp as saying in a statement.