In what may be the most expensive car crash in history, eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini, and two other vehicles were wrecked in the southern prefecture of Yamaguchi. No one was seriously injured in the crash.
The BBC reports that the pile up caused at least 300m yen in damage ($3.85 million).
The fleet of luxury cars was being driven in a convoy by a group of car enthusiasts. The convoy was traveling at about 100 mph on their way to Hiroshima when one of the vehicles lost control.
A witness said:
“A group of cars was doing 140-160km/h (85-100mph)… One of them spun and they all ended up in this great mess.”
According to police, the accident was caused when one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit the median. The car spun across the freeway and caused what could be the world’s most expensive car crash.
Highway patrol lieutenant Eiichiro Kamitani told AFP news agency:
“I’ve never seen such a thing. Ferraris rarely travel in such large numbers.”
According to the Associated Press the luxury cars were heading to an auto fest in Hiroshima when the crash occurred. 10 people were treated for minor cuts and bruises after the crash.
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