Pugilistic Stance, Paul Walker's Position During Fatal Car Crash

Paul Walker was in a “pugilistic stance” in the passenger seat when his friend-driven car crashed, according to the L.A. County Coroner.

Paul Walker Pugilistic Stance

It’s “a defensive position, as if he were bracing himself for impact,” posted TMZ, which obtained the autopsy report on the late actor.

The “Fast & Furious” star died from “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” sustained from the deadly vehicular accident that took place in Santa Clarita, California, on November 30 last year, the entertainment news website wrote.

The autopsy report also confirmed that the driver was Roger Rodas, an ex-car racer and Walker’s financial adviser and close friend.

Medical examiners found no traces of alcohol or drugs on both bodies, says the report, which revealed the Paul Walker pugilistic stance, that the actor had a “scant soot” in his trachea (windpipe), “suggesting he took a few breaths after impact.”