Wednesday, December 7, 2011

World's Most Expensive Car Crash in Japan

 8 Ferraris, 3 Mercedes-Benzes, 2 Toyota Prius and 1 Lamborghini were involved in a 14 vehicle pileup crash on a Japanese highway this Sunday. The cost of the freak accident was more than $1 million, the Daily Yomiuri reports.

Most of the luxury cars were traveling in a convoy for a sports car enthusiasts gathering in Hiroshima, the Associated Press reports.

The AP says the damage could easily top $1 million in a country where even a used Ferrari can fetch $100,000. The Japanese media put the bill as high as $3.8 million, AFP reports.

According to police source, 10 people were hospitalized in the early morning pileup on the Chugoku Expressway in Yamaguchi.

Police believed one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes, hit the median barrier and spun across the freeway. The other cars crashed while trying to avoid hitting the first car.

Later as police reported it was found that 60 year old self-employed man from Chikushino in southern Fukuoka, was driving over the 80km per hour speed limit and lost control of his red Ferrari.

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