Police warn over stunts at ‘Fast and Furious’ crash spot
Los Angeles: Police in the US city where “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker died warned fans Monday against “burning rubber” near the spot where he was killed.
The caution was issued after people were being observed pulling stunt maneuvers on the stretch of road in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles, where Walker died in a fiery smash on Saturday.
A makeshift shrine has sprung up at the place where Walker was killed when the red Porsche sports car he was traveling in slammed into a tree and caught fire.
Speed is believed to have been a factor in the accident, although investigators are also probing the burnt-out wreckage for evidence of any mechanical problems.
The main cause of the accident according to suggestion is drag-style racing at the time.
People were observed giving him tribute by doing various stunts on the road. One maneuver reported was drifting, an illegal technique in which the driver intentionally over steers, causing the rear wheels to skid and making the car slide from side to side.
The first “Fast and Furious” movie appeared in 2001. The series, with its focus on fast cars, tough guys, sexy starlets and exotic locales, is one of Hollywood’s most lucrative global franchises.
Before his “Fast and Furious” breakthrough Walker was in several 1980s TV shows.