It’s hard to believe it’s been well over a month since the tragic passing of Fast and the Furious franchise star Paul Walker passed away, isn’t it? But that’s definitely the case, the star passed away in that tragic car accident on November 30th, and we’re still getting more insight into those “just before” moments. The autopsy was performed a month ago today (wow this year went by fast, didn’t it?), and here’s what we know:
1. He Suffered Multiple Fractures
Not just a few. His jaw, left upper arm, and collarbone as well as his ribs and pelvic region took the brunt of the impact. Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever fractured anything; but let me tell you, it doesn’t feel the greatest. I think it hurts more than a break even.
2. His Body was Burned
So badly in fact that none of his organs were even useable for donation. The autopsy (obtained by TMZ) reports that Paul died from the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries”. Meaning that he probably felt at least a few of those fractures – Ouch.
3. The Coroner is keeping Portions of his Organs in a Jar
Apparently this is done for a certain amount of time in case someone files a lawsuit. I’m a little creeped out by this one, as well as confused – What would there even be a lawsuit for?
4. The Coroner also Found “Scant Soot in Walker’s Trachea”
This means that after the car crashed, it’s likely that the star took a few breaths before he passed on, although many people are standing by the fact that both men died instantly.
5. Roger Rodas Suffered Intense Head Trauma
So much so that the top portion of his skull was fractured and his brain was exposed.
6. A Normal Carbon Monoxide Saturation is 2%
Walker’s autopsy revealed that his was at 14% and Rodas’ revealed that his was at 10%.
The good news is that no traces of alcohol or drugs were found in either body (a very small silver lining, but still good to hear).
The report states that the Porsche spun 180 degrees after impact before hitting the tree and exploding, nearly being torn in half. This is the part that makes me believe (read: hope) that the men died instantly and didn’t have to suffer much.
Does the autopsy report make you feel any better about the tragic passing of these men? Let us know what you think in the comments!