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As many know by now, actor Paul Walker died as a passenger in a single-car accident involving his friend's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, when the two left a charity event in Southern California to go for a drive Saturday afternoon.
CNN Reports: "'Speed was a factor in the crash,' the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said. A 45 mph speed limit sign was attached to the light pole knocked down by the Porsche."
They go on to say that, "The wreck took place about 3:30 p.m. (23:30 UTC) just a few hundred yards from Always Evolving, a high-performance car shop owned by Rodus. Both men had attended a holiday toy drive for Walker's charity, Reach Out Worldwide, hosted at the shop Saturday afternoon."
The Geomagnetic Field was 'Unsettled' and a Forbush Decrease was taking place at this time.
Lets talk about the Space Weather...
"According to the US National Space Weather Program, ‘Space Weather’ refers to the 'Conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems and can endanger human life or health.' Solar, geomagnetic and cosmic ray activities (SA, GMA, and CRA respectively) as major constituents of space weather, can impact many different sectors that affect our daily life- navigation, communications, GPS and satellites, pipelines, electric power systems, as well as human health in space and in the Earth.
Biosphere, particularly, human beings and animals are sensitive to solar and geomagnetic activities and to changes in these activities and their manifestations in the Earth. According to the US NOAA 'Space Weather Scale for Geomagnetic Storms' effects on living beings start at a G1 level (with maximum of G5) and these effects are more pronounced as the Geomagnetic Field is more disturbed..." 
We’ll get back to this paper in a bit, but first it’s important to reveal the mechanism through which these Disruptions to Earth’s Geomagnetic Field affect the Human Condition and translate into traffic accidents like the ones that occurred on Saturday. These car accidents, which will be presented at the end of this article, all took place during what was only the second disturbance of Earth’s Geomagnetic Field in the month of November, despite a feisty uptick in Solar Flares, CMEs which occurred early on in the month.
The Schumann Resonances and Human Reaction Time:
This low frequency, now called the Schumann Resonances, is generated by tropical thunderstorms and is a mix of resonant modes located within the resonant cavity between Earth’s surface and the Ionosphere. The measured daytime spectrum modes show a peak at a fundamental frequency of about 7.83 Hz and broad resonant peaks typically at 14, 20, 26, 33, 39, 45 and 51 Hz respectively. 
The most common geomagnetic frequency is 7.83 Hz and a wide range of scientific researchers have shown that plants, animals and humans living in such an environment are known to benefit from it.  Schumann Resonances have been confirmed by NASA and are fostering our daily experiences, i.e.:
So, what does it mean when the Geomagnetic Field is perturbed (for instance, during Geomagnetic Disturbances, Storms) and the intensity of the Schumann Resonance weakens as a result?
One observation many researchers have made, like the New Zealand environmental scientist Dr. Neil Cherry, is that accidents are more likely to occur during periods with Geomagnetic Disturbances.
During the German Traffic Exhibition held in Munich in 1953, nearly 50,000 people were observed in an experiment where their reaction times were measured using a light flash and a morse key. Through this experiment, König found out that the human reaction time were significantly correlated with the intensity of the Schumann Resonance Signal. The results show that whenever the Schumann Resonance Signal is weak, the human reaction time requires a longer span/duration than on days where the Schumann Resonance Signal is stronger.
Another Study done in the former Soviet Union from 1985 to 1989 showed that almost 70% of all traffic accidents caused by human factors occurred on days of Geomagnetic Storms.
A German scientist, Reiter, showed that between 1954 and 1955: work and traffic accidents in Germany were associated with disturbances in atmospheric electricity and in the Geomagnetic Field (defined by sudden perturbations in radio wave propagation).
“Reiter (Stoupel et al., 2004) found that work and traffic accidents in Germany were associated with disturbances in atmospheric electricity and in the geomagnetic field (defined by sudden perturbations in radio-wave propagation).
On the basis of 25 reaction tests, it was found also that the human reaction time, during these disturbed periods, was considerably retarded. On the basis of statistical data on several millions of medical events in Moscow and in St. Petersburg, there were found sufficient influence of geomagnetic storms accompanied with Cosmic Ray (CR) Forbush-decreases on the frequency of myocardial infarctions, brain strokes and car accident road traumas (Villoresi et al., 1994).
The most remarkable and statistically significant effects have been observed during days of geomagnetic perturbations defined by the days of the declining phase of Forbush decreases in CR intensity. During these days the average numbers of traffic accidents increase by (17.4±3.1%) (Dorman, 2005). Some studies show correlations between high SA and GMA and increased number of traffic accidents (Stoupel et al., 2004).” 
We can see the Forbush Decrease which occurred throughout the day and corresponds with the Geomagnetic Disturbance recorded by the KP-Index of a KP-3 to KP-4 throughout the event which was a density spike out in front of a Earth-directed Coronal Hole stream.
Paul Walker's car accident took place during the decline of a Forbush Decrease, while the Geomagnetic Field was 'Unsettled' with a KP-Index of KP-4 from an impacting coronal hole stream; these are not ideal travel conditions.
The images below show the beginning of the Coronal Hole Stream that bunched up the slower particles ahead of faster particles on November 29th, 2013. The second image via ACE's Solar Wind Telemetry shows the Coronal Hole Stream impact intensifying on November 30th, ramping up the speed (yellow) leading up to Paul Walker's car crash Saturday afternoon (Pacific Standard Time is -8 Hours UTC).
Some conclusion’s from the paper, ‘Traffic accident in India in relation with solar and geomagnetic activity parameters and comsic ray intensity (1989 to 2010)’ by P.L. Verma:
“The long term study confirms results of a number of previous observations on links between timing of human death and environmental physical factors (Gmitrov and Ohkubo, 2002, Gmitrov and Gmitrova, 2004; Stoupel, 2002, 1999; Stoupel et al., 2004, 2005, 2007). Results of this study also shows that there is strong relationship between death by traffic accident and geomagnetic activity, solar activity parameters (sunspot numbers, solar flare index, coronal index, Kp index, Ap index, Dst index) and cosmic ray activity.”
“Although, there are several factors of traffic accident like medical-biological; social; sleeping while driving, etc; as well as terrestrial weather changes – meteorological conditions. Nevertheless, alongside with aforementioned medical-biological, meteorological, social and other affecting factors, disturbances and variations in space weather (geophysical and cosmic ray activity) can also play a significant role in traffic accidents as a trigger factor, increasing the risk of traffic accidents.”
“Previous investigators have determined that human brain activity is influenced by geomagnetic activity (Babayev and Allahverdiyeva, 2007; Allahverdiyev et al., 2001). Disturbances of geomagnetic conditions causes negative influence, seriously disintegrate brain’s functionality, activate braking processes and amplify the negative emotional background of an individual. It is also shown that geomagnetic disturbances affect mainly emotional and vegetative spheres of humans.”
“A human being’s physiological state and brain’s bioelectrical activity, affected by geomagnetic activity negatively, may result in inadequate reaction and its retardation in relation to the situation leading to the relatively increased number of traffic accidents. In this study, the phenomena with solar, geomagnetic and cosmic ray activity in relation to India and obtained significant correlation. For general picture of the phenomena, further study is needed for different latitude and longitude.” 
So basically, Geomagnetic Disturbances brought on by Variations in Solar Activity, Variations Cosmic Ray Intensity and the Forbush Decreases or Cosmic Ray Increases which result are a driving factor in Traffic Accidents world wide as these Space Weather Events are a global phenomenon.
The images below are from an excellent presentation by Michael Clarage; these are simple pictures to make Cosmology easy:
Heliogeophysical activity, cosmic ray variability and traffic accidents:
"Modern societies cannot function without transport which unfortunately causes obvious problems such as traffic accidents (TA), pollution and noise. Every year a large number of people are injured or killed in TA. World Health Organization's (WHO) recent statistics for the European Region shows that, TA cause about 127,000 deaths and 2.4 million injuries a year in this Region. Accidents remain the most important category of external cost of transport in Europe (158 billion Euro a year or 2.5-3.0% of GDP in 17 EU Member States)."
"The major reasons for road/traffic accidents are, at first, human factors (medical-biological, social, sleep while driving, etc.). At any given moment a person (driver) comes under the influence of subterranean/terrestrial processes. TA are also influenced by terrestrial weather changes - meteorological conditions (seasonal variations, rain, snow, fog, relative humidity, variations in temperature, atmospheric pressure, atmospheric ionisation, so on) as well as are affected by technical kinds of reasons (quality of roads and cars, lights, road signs, number of cars, a clear time-of-day pattern, air pollution, so on). But, alongside with aforementioned medical-biological, meteorological, social and other affecting factors, disturbances and variations in space weather (heliogeophysical and cosmic ray activity) can also play a significant role in traffic accidents (direct or indirect effects) as a trigger factor, increasing the risk of traffic accidents."
"Pioneer works were done in XX century by the famous Russian scientist A.L. Chizhevsky . Nervous system of human beings was considered by him as one of the major targets of solar activity influence; disturbances occur in the nervous system and the blood vessels are more liable to suffer from spasms. At such times the number of road accidents increases, and so on."
"There was found a relatively high correlation between CRA (neutron activity on the Earth's surface) and TA; this result coincides with ones from other studies [12, 13]. The chain effect "SA-cosmic rays-variations in ozone content, cloudiness formation, changes in atmospheric temperature and pressure, increased ionisation, circulation - tropospheric weather state - human health/physiological state - TA" could be considered as one of the mechanisms in explanation of this effect." 
Three killed in single-vehicle accident on 110 Freeway at 08:15 UTC Saturday morning:
LA Times - "Three Lancaster residents, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident on the northbound 110 Freeway just north of downtown Los Angeles, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Two women, ages 37 and 19, and the young girl were pronounced dead at the scene following the accident that occurred about 12:15 a.m. near the connector to the northbound 5 Freeway, authorities said." -Article Source.
1 dead after single-car accident in Norman County on Saturday at 08:40 UTC:
Pioneer Press - "A 23 year-old man has died following a single vehicle car accident in Norman County in northwestern Minnesota.
According to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol, Kirk F. Skaurud of Gary was traveling eastbound on Minnesota 200 near Country Road 166 at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday when he went into a ditch and struck a driveway approach. His 2007 Chevy Silverado rolled, and Skaurud was ejected from the vehicle." -Article Source.
Four die in Rock County, WI Traffic Accident shortly after 16:00 UTC Saturday:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - "Four people, including two children, died in a traffic accident east of Janesville Saturday, when an 18-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign, according to the Rock Country Sheriff's Department…The accident happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 140 in Bradford Township shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday [Nov. 30, 2013]." -Article Source.
Single-car accident kills one in West Sacramento at 18:50 UTC on Saturday:
The Sacramento Bee - "A 63-year-old man from Mountain View, whose car left the roadway at 10:50 a.m. Saturday morning in West Sacramento, has been pronounced dead at UC Davis Medical Center.
His late model Nissan Quest was headed toward the 5th Street intersection, near Raley Field, where the road curves slightly to the south, when his car veered off the road and into an overpass pillar, said Lt. Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department…Sockman said a witness, who was traveling behind the victim’s car, did not notice anything out of the ordinary – until the car veered off the road, Sockman said." -Article Source.
Vehicle rolls, catches fire in single-car accident at 20:55 UTC Saturday:
The Southern Illinoisan - "Jackson County sheriff's deputies were called at about 2:55 p.m. Saturday to Chautauqua Road just east of Pump House Road in response to a single-vehicle rollover accident.
Police said a 16-year-old girl was driving east on Chautauqua Road when she lost control of her 2002 Hyundai Accent after cresting a hill. The vehicle caught on fire, but it was extinguished without further incident. The teenager suffered minor injuries and was taken by family to the ER." -Article Source.
Paul Walker death: Speed may have been factor in fatal crash at 23:30 UTC Saturday:
LA Times - "Investigators are looking into whether speed played a role in the accident Saturday in Santa Clarita that left 'The Fast and the Furious' actor Paul Walker dead.
The single-vehicle crash occurred at about 3:30 pm in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and the LA Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene." -Article Source.
Two teens die in Saturday night accident in East Brunswick at 00:50 UTC Sunday:
My Central Jersey - "An accident on Dutch Road near Fresh Ponds Road around 7:50 p.m. Saturday night claimed the lives of a 17-year-old driver and 18-year-old passenger, East Brunswick Police Lt. Kevin Zebro said.
According to Zebro, the 2004 Ford Mustang operated by Jeffrey was traveling southbound on Dutch Road near Fresh Ponds Road. The vehicle ran off the roadway striking a telephone pole, he said. The vehicle then turned over in the wooded area striking a tree and landing on it's roof." -Article Source.
11 killed, 34 Injured in Nepal Bus Accident Early Sunday Morning:
The Times of India (AP) KATMANDU - "A bus has veered off a mountain road in western Nepal killing 11 people and injuring 34." According to RSOE this event occurred at 05:12 UTC on December 1st, 2013. -Article Source.
1) Babayev, E.S. ‘Possible Influence of Space Weather Changes on Dynamics of Traffic Accidents in Middle Latitudes.’ Website: http://ru.iszf.irk.ru/images/7/76/340-343.pdf
2) Cherry, Neil. Schumann Resonances, ‘A plausible biophysical mechanism for the human health effects of Solar/Geomagnetic Activity.’ Website: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941977
3) Ćosić, Irena. ‘Human Electrophysiological Signal Responses to ELF Schumann Resonance and Artificial Electromagnetic Fields.’ Website: http://www.mas.bg.ac.rs/istrazivanje/biblioteka/publikacije/Transactions_FME/Volume34/2/6%20Irena%20Cosic%2093-103.pdf‘
4) NM-MT Network and Space dangerous phenomena: Principles of major geomagnetic storm forecasting.’ Website: http://www.science.gov/topicpages/m/major+geomagnetic+storm.html
5) Verma, P.L. ‘Traffic accident in India in relation with solar and geomagnetic activity parameters and comsic ray intensity (1989 to 2010)’ Academic Journals: International Journal of Physical Sciencies.
Space Weather Data:
ACE Solar Wind Telemetry: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ace/MAG_SWEPAM_24h.html
Uni of Maryland SOHO: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/
Moscow Neutron Monitor: http://cr0.izmiran.rssi.ru/mosc/main.htm
TESIS Space Weather Archives: http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/en/sun_pictures.html
BARTOL Neutron Monitor: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.html
Sonoma Gamma Ray Burst Monitor: http://grb.sonoma.edu/