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Offline thaiga


A luxury sports car outing in Japan has ended in what may be one of the most expensive car crashes in history.

Eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini and two other vehicles were involved in the pile-up in the southern prefecture of Yamaguchi.

No-one was seriously hurt, but the road was closed for six hours after the accident.

Media reports estimate the damaged cars are worth at least 300m yen ($3.85m; £2.46m) in total.

 
The drivers were on an outing to the city of Hiroshima The sports cars - driven in convoy by a group of automobile enthusiasts - were on their way to Hiroshima, reports Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun.

Police say they believe the accident, which took place on Sunday, happened when the driver of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit the crash barrier.

"A group of cars was doing 140-160km/h (85-100mph)," an unidentified eyewitness told Japanese broadcaster TBS.

"One of them spun and they all ended up in this great mess."

Ten people received minor injuries in the crash, police said.

They said some of the vehicles were beyond repair.

"I've never seen such a thing," highway patrol lieutenant Eiichiro Kamitani told AFP news agency. "Ferraris rarely travel in such large numbers."
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sicho

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Re: most expensive car crash in history ($3.85m; £2.46m) in total.
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 12:25:47 AM »
I doubt whether it's the most expensive because there were no deaths serous injuries.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: most expensive car crash in history ($3.85m; £2.46m) in total.
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 09:30:28 AM »
Could be meant "crash of the most expensive cars"?
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sicho

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Re: most expensive car crash in history ($3.85m; £2.46m) in total.
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 10:40:33 AM »
There was an accident quite a few years ago at the entrance to the Dartford Tunnel. An articulated truck jackknifed as it approached the tunnel entrance and took out 21 cars and two toll booths. There were, amazingly, no serious injuries. I forget the cost but it was a big one.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: most expensive car crash in history ($3.85m; £2.46m) in total.
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 08:45:41 PM »
I doubt whether it's the most expensive because there were no deaths serous injuries.

  CORRECT (this is worth a peep)   フェラーリなど高級車が次々・・・中国道で多重衝突(11/12/04)
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Offline dodgeydave

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Re: most expensive car crash in history ($3.85m; £2.46m) in total.
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 11:09:39 PM »
and the poor insurance companies who take high premium's each year. you got to feel sorry for them pmsl
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: most expensive car crash in history ($3.85m; £2.46m) in total.
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 03:30:53 AM »
Foxnews also had this on their website headlines.  I thought to myself......why am I reading this?
 

 



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