You are calling the kettle black. Obviously you have not even bothered looking into this on your own. You have just listened to "Witness" accounts and the false information thrown around. They heard an explosion, the did not SEE an explosion. And know you are absolutely WRONG about where the engine was found!!!!. It was actually found 175 feet past the crash site on the NE corner of Clinton Street and Highland Avenue.
The palm tree sustained NO damage? I saw burns and scars indicative of a car hitting it. Palm trees are incredibly dense and strong. They can sustain hurricane force winds without sheering off.
You have the gall to even throw out the word physics. Everything in all the readily available videos and pictures screams of a cause and affect of a car traveling at a high rate of speed hits and unmovable object.
"cars don't explode on impact". Hmmm...you may have me on that one. Oh wait a search of Youtube has dozens of examples of cars exploding on impact!!
Don't come here with your I read it on the internet so it must be true attitude and insult someone who actually spent a few hours digging through the information and sorting out the "blatant lies".
I suggest you read this thread and do your own research and stop listening to things coming out of inforwars as they are often wrong.
I am the first one to believe his death was suspicious. I am holding onto three theories I can make from all this. His car was hacked and driven out of control, Hastings was fearing for his life and running from someone and lost control of his car, Hastings was drunk and fucked up and killed himself.(Although if it does come back he had alcohol in his blood I will find that suspicious as apparently he gave up drinking 10 years prior).
BTW...if you have any books on critical thinking or physics, please sell them at your next garage sale.
Since you did not bother to read my personal analysis I will post it here.
Pizzeria Mozza. From this video you can identify the wall of the property across the street from street view on google maps. The movement of the camera can be explained by the fact it is mounted on the underside of an awning(wind?). From google maps, this video and other crash photos you can determine he hit the fourth tree past the camera.
Google earth gives a distance of 235 feet from the camera to the impact site. Reviewing the video it looks as if he covered that distance in approximately 1 - 2 seconds.
Rate x Time = Distance
X x 2sec = 235 feet
235ft/2sec = 117.50 ft/sec
117.50 x 3600 = 423000 ft/hour
423000/ 5280 feet in a mile gives and estimated speed of
At one second his speed would be 160 MPH
From the video you can see that it looks like his lights turn off just before the first sign of the impact. I suspect that is the time of the impact. Perhaps someone can download the video and determine the exact time in fractions of a seconds so we can come up with his exact speed.
This video dispels the myth that his engine was found prior to impact in the direction of travel. From crash scene photos you can determine the motor was located at 602 Highland on the NE corner of Clinton Street and Highland Avenue.