Thomas Krumpter, Acting Nassau Police Commissioner, In Three-car Accident

Speed To Blame For Paul Walker’s Tragic Car Crash

But I never had another word with him.” Haar said she still has pain on the right side of her neck and back, and has a large bruise on her right arm from the impact to the steering wheel. Her car, which is registered to her father, has trunk and bumper damage. Nassau Police Insp. Kenneth Lack, a department spokesman, said Krumpter was unavailable to comment Tuesday. Lack said in a statement that after the crash, “Commissioner Krumpter assisted the driver of car number two, and called Suffolk County Police.” Krumpter’s Tahoe was at the department’s Fleet Service Bureau in Bethpage Tuesday awaiting repair, said Lack, who said he could not immediately provide a monetary value of the vehicle’s damage. Suffolk Deputy Chief Kevin Fallon, a department spokesman, said officers don’t typically issue tickets in accidents unless they observe an infraction. Fallon said Krumpter received no special treatment. “The only one . . . [who] the officers are laying any type of blame is to Commissioner Krumpter,” said Fallon. “That says to me that it was handled professionally and appropriately.” The speed limit on the section of Elwood Road where the accident occurred is 40 miles per hour, Fallon said.
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Investigators: Speed about 90 mph, not mechanical problems, caused actor Walker’s car crash

Investigators concluded that unsafe driving, not mechanical problems, caused the crash, according to a person who has reviewed a report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol. Investigators calculated that Rodas was driving between 81 mph and 94 mph when his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT began to drift after coming out of a curve. “The vehicle had no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision,” accident reconstruction specialists with the Highway Patrol wrote, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the report has not been officially released yet. A spokeswoman said Tuesday that the Sheriff’s Department had no new information to release regarding the investigation into the Nov. 30 crash. “We will have something in the very near future,” department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida wrote in an email. The CHP declined comment. The Associated Press reported in December that investigators had found no evidence that the car had mechanical problems and ruled out debris or other roadway conditions. Subsequently, Porsche sent engineers to California to review the rare car’s wreckage. Though it was badly mangled and burned, the engineers were able to do a thorough analysis. They found no problems with the car’s electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems. Porsche declined a request for comment Tuesday.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Commander Mike Parker said on Tuesday, March 25 that speed was the cause of the accident, not mechanical failure. “Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions,” Parker said. The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT which was driven by Walker’s friend Roger Rodas traveled “between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees.” Speed limit for the Santa Clarita, California area was 45 mph. Per autopsy results, both men did not consume alcohol or drugs prior to the accident which took place on November 30. They also wore seat belts when driving and the air bags were deployed when the car hit the tree and light pole. The car, however, had a modified exhaust system which allowed it to go faster. The tires, which were more than 9 years old, might contribute to the accident. According to coroner’s report, Walker and Rodas were found in “pugilistic” stance, which means they were bracing for impact. He suffered from fractures on left jawbone, collarbone, pelvis, ribs, spine, right wrist and left arm while Rodas “rapidly died of severe blunt head, neck and chest trauma.” Walker was taking part in ” Fast and Furious 7 ” when he died at the age of 40. The production of the movie was halted for months, but will resume this month.
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Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Paul Walker’s car crash

They found no problems with the car’s electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems. Porsche declined a request for comment Tuesday. The conclusion about the speed was based on a “yaw” mark on the road that the car’s tire left on the road in an area of industrial office parks in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Witnesses told a sheriff’s deputy that they thought the car could have been traveling in excess of 100 mph. Post-crash investigators noted several issues with the condition of the car, which had several prior owners, including IndyCar driver Graham Rahal: -Its original exhaust system had been modified in a way that could allow it to go faster, but also could have been done to change its sound. David Buchan/Getty Images Fans pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site of his fatal car accident. -Its tires were about nine years old; the owner’s manual suggests changing the tires after four years. -Its left rear brake rotor was worn below manufacturer specifications, but that did not contribute to the crash.
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Paul Walker car crash was caused by speed – not mechanical problems: investigators

Paul Walker of ‘Fast and Furious’ died Nov. 30 of a horrific car crash. That morning, he reportedly asked his mom to retire and take care of his daughter.

Though it was badly mangled and burned, the engineers were able to do a thorough analysis. They found no problems with the car’s electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems. “The results of the investigation show that, according to all the available evidence, this crash was caused by dangerous driving at speeds much too high for the road in question,” Porsche said in a written statement. “We stand by our Carrera GT and by the investigation.” The conclusion about the speed was based on a “yaw” mark that one of the car’s tires left on the road in an area of industrial office parks in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Witnesses told a sheriff’s deputy that they thought the car could have been traveling in excess of 100 mph. Post-crash investigators noted several issues with the condition of the car, which logged just 3,333 miles as of September despite having several prior owners, including IndyCar driver Graham Rahal: – Its left front and right rear tires were about 9 years old; the owner’s manual suggests changing the tires after four years. As a result of the age, “the drivability and handling characteristics … may have been compromised,” the report said. – Its original exhaust system had been modified in a way that could allow it to go faster. Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, had taken what was supposed to be a quick ride on a clear afternoon from a fundraiser benefiting Reach Out Worldwide, a Walker charity that gives first-response aid to victims of natural disasters. The crash occurred near the fundraiser, and horrified friends of the men raced to the scene.
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Crash Which Killed Paul Walker Was Caused by ‘Unsafe Speed’

Though it was badly mangled and burned, the engineers were able to do a thorough analysis. They found no problems with the car’s electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems. “The results of the investigation show that, according to all the available evidence, this crash was caused by dangerous driving at speeds much too high for the road in question,” Porsche said in a written statement. “We stand by our Carrera GT and by the investigation.” The conclusion about the speed was based on a “yaw” mark that one of the car’s tires left on the road in an area of industrial office parks in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Witnesses told a sheriff’s deputy that they thought the car could have been traveling in excess of 100 mph. Post-crash investigators noted several issues with the condition of the car, which logged just 3,333 miles as of September despite having several prior owners, including IndyCar driver Graham Rahal: – Its original exhaust system had been modified in a way that could allow it to go faster. – Its left front and right rear tires were about nine years old; the owner’s manual suggests changing the tires after four years. As a result of the age, “the drivability and handling characteristics …
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