Update: Most expensive car crash ever: Ferraris, Mercedes Benzes and Lamborghini


Update: A 60-year-old Ferrari driver, who was leading the group, caused the accident when he lost control on the wet road and hit the outer guard rail, causing a chain reaction that wrecked the 14 vehicles, including seven other Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes and a Lamborghini. An oncoming Mercedes-Benz was hit by the debris. The two other cars were Toyotas.

The convoy of the exotic cars were heading from Kyushu to Hiroshima when the accident occured. The drivers were aged between 37 and 60 years old.

According to automobile dealers, a Lamborghini and a Ferrari cost between 16 million yen ($205,000) and 30 million yen ($385,000), so yesterday’s accident wreaked approximately 200 million yen ($2.6 million) worth of cars.

Wonder how good these super-exotic-car drivers were feeling after the accident.

TOKYO (majirox news) — Fourteen cars crashed at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 4 in Shimonseki, Yamaguchi prefecture, on the Chugoku Expressway.

Eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes and one Lamborghini were involved in the accident.

Ten people were taken to the hospital and suffered only minor bruises, according to police.

In the first hours after the crash, there was a lot of confusion as to what happened. No details were given; the expressway police are investigating the incident.

However, a 36-year-old man claimed the cars were making loud noises as they passed him by.

Whenever someone wrecks a car, it’s always a sorry situation. What’s even worse is when someone wrecks an exotic car. That’s when the repair costs tend to leave a serious dent in the wallet.

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One Response to Update: Most expensive car crash ever: Ferraris, Mercedes Benzes and Lamborghini

  1. Casper on 12/06/2011 at 2:03 am

    They should be happy that no one was hurt, just maybe some egos.

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