8 Ferraris, among the 14 luxury cars involved in ‘world’s most expensive car crash’ in Japan (Video)

By on Dec 5, 2011 in Asia, Automobile, Lifestyle, Travel Comments

Eight Ferrari sports cars and 6 other luxury cars were involved in a massive pile up in Japan on Sunday, December 4, 2011 in what is now being dubbed as the ‘world’s most expensive car crash’, as shown in the news video below.

Ferrari sports car. among the 14 luxury cars in Japan
involved in ‘world’s most expensive car crash’

Image Credit: ANN news video

According to Japanese news sites that day, the 14 luxury cars went into a massive pileup at around 10:15 a.m. (Japan time) at the Chugoku Expressway in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefeture.

As noted at TokyoReporter.com, local police said that the affected cars are 8 Ferraris, 3 Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini, and 2 Toyota cars, and ten people were rushed to different hospitals due to minor injuries.

Eyewitnesses were quoted telling to police that the incident started when the lead car of a 20-car convoy went faster than the speed limit of 80 kilometers per hour and the road was wet due to rain.

The first car, a Ferrari being driven by a 60-year-old male, reportedly slipped on the two-lane highway and smash into a guard rail, with the cars behind him were not able to control the collision.

The expensive sports cars, which were on their way to Hiroshima, began to hit each other in succession and were reported to be all worth 300 million yen ($4 million), with most of them totally wrecked.

Apparently, the said incident caused the expressway to be closed for six hours and authorities are now doing a thorough investigation.

14 luxury cars on the ‘world’s most expensive car crash’ in Japan (Japanese language)
Video Credit: ANNnewsCH/YouTube

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