Monday, 5 December 2011

World's costliest crash in Japan : 8 Ferraris, 2 Mercedes and a Lamborghini in a $4 mn accident

An accident, which is believed to be the world's costliest accident happened in Japan on Sunday morning, in which 8 Ferrari's, 2 Mercedes and 1 Lamborghini smashed in a $4 million affair, the sole reason of which is Speeding. The witnesses said it happened when a speeding car slid across a wet road surface.

Television footage showed mangled Ferraris -- many of them racing red -- and debris spread over some 400 metres (yards) of the east-bound side of the Chugoku Expressway, the main trunk road in southern Honshu.

Ten people were rushed to hospital after the smash on the Chugoku Expressway in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, yesterday afternoon, but none of their injuries were said to be serious.

Of those 10 people, if believed by a person passing nearby -- five were men and five were women -- sustained slight injuries, in the accident. "It is highly possible that they were driving in couples." "Many of them were probably on their way to Hiroshima," some 130 kilometres (80 miles) to the east, for a gathering of supercars there.  "Speeding was possible but we have yet to determine the exact cause," he added.

An unidentified male eyewitness told the TBS network: "A group of cars was doing 140-160 kilometres (85-100 miles) per hour. One of them spun and they all ended up in this great mess."The speed limit on that section of the highway was 80 kilometres per hour."The front car crashed into the left embankment and bounced off toward me," another man told public broadcaster NHK.

Supercars are not necessarily owned by the super-rich in Japan. Many owners are young people who save up their earnings to satisfy their dream, according to media. Watch the Videos below for more details.


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