Post Mortem Following Death of Actor Paul Walker Reveals No Drink or Drugs Present

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Leading law firm Accident Advice Helpline talk about the importance of staying safe on the road as reckless driving determined as the reason for death of actor Paul Walker.

When the death of actor Paul Walker was announced on the 1st December 2013, the nation was left shocked and grieved. Paul was the passenger in his friend’s car when he was involved in the fatal car crash and both died within seconds of the accident.

The well-known heartthrob ironically played a leading part in the Fast and the Furious films, which are about illegal car racing and has grown to become the biggest franchise for Universal Studios, with revenue of over $2.3 billion.

A recent post mortem carried out has cleared up any suggestions that Paul and/or his friend were under the influence when the crash happened, both showing no signs of having drink or drugs present in their system. 'No drugs or alcohol in fatal crash of actor Paul Walker’ (BBC website 3rd January 2014)

The cause of the death of the 40 year old actor and his friend was due to the speed they were driving at, which could have been easily avoided if they had been cautious on the road. Sticking to the speed limit may, in this case, have saved the lives of the two men. It can be easy to get carried away but it is important to always stay alert and aware of driving speed. Other ways of helping to ensure you drive slower are to plan your journey prior to setting off and to ensure you have plenty of time.

This example of reckless driving shows that none of us are as invincible as we may think; even celebrities can meet this unfortunate fate if they don’t take proper care on the road.

As the news of the post mortem went to press, a spokesperson for the leading law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, spoke of the importance of taking care on the road at all times.

“We all have occasions when we are in a hurry and think that putting our foot down slightly will not have any repercussions for us or other people. The sad news about Paul Walker, an actor with the world at his feet, just goes to show how easily it can happen and the fatal consequences which can result.”

He added, “No matter where you are driving or how late you may be, there is no excuse for reckless driving; nothing is worth being involved in an accident, or worse.”

If you have been involved in an accident which was someone else’s fault, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to an advisor or visit the website for more information on accident claims.

Some of the information in this press release has been reproduced from the article ‘No drugs or alcohol in fatal crash of actor Paul Walker’ which was published on the BBC website on the 3rd January 2014. This can be viewed at

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