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Ferrari wrecks amount to World's most expensive car crash

Posted Dec 5th 2011 10:30AM

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A multi-car pile-up in Japan has resulted in what could be recognized as one of the world's most expensive car crashes ever. Yesterday morning, at 10:16am (local time) a total of 14 vehicles were involved in an exotic fleet accident on the Chugoku Expressway, which was wet from rain, in the south-west of Japan. The 14 cars involved in the accident included eight Ferraris (with the likes of a F512, F355, F430 and 360 Modena), three Mercedes, two Toyotas, a Nissan Skyline GT-R and a Lamborghini Diablo. Luckily for all involved there were no serious injuries, however, 10 individuals did sustain bruising and minor injuries.

The accident occurred when one 60-year-old Ferrari driver was switching lanes and lost control of the vehicle. The driver could face up to three months in jail or a fine as hefty as 100,000 yen ($1,300).

Many of the vehicles have already been declared as written off, leaving owners heartbroken as their pride and joys have been turned to expensive scrap metal.

Click past the break for footage of the accident and don't forget to check out the images above.
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News Source: Bloomberg, YouTube

Image Source: Kyodo News

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Mark Wallin

I tallked with a Chinese lady and she said its a bad problum in Bajing.

December 05 2011 at 11:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mark Wallin

Chinies parents send their kids to Vancouver with enough to buy an apartment a Ferrari and maybe a coulpe million in the bank. I counted 14 of these high priced cars in White Rock They race the Freeway two cars hold back let two or more race.cost of racing????under 200.00 179.00 This time 5 were impounded and kept for maybe for auction . Their millionair family don't care what their kids do .

December 05 2011 at 11:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dhlep

You know how to make an Oriental driver blind????? Put a windshield in front of him

December 05 2011 at 4:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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dboiani

If you're going to be a racist, at least have the common sense NOT to include your actual photo in your avatar. Oh wait ... common sense? Nevermind.

December 06 2011 at 8:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
renshijak

Actually i just checked and it is about $1300.00 ...... that's nothing if you can afford to drive a Ferrari

December 05 2011 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
renshijak

I'm quite sure that 100,000 yen is much more than $1300.00

December 05 2011 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply