|Japan sees the most expensive car crash ever; 60 year old man may be held responsible.|
Its 10.15 am on a regular rainy Sunday morning in Honshu, Japan. Little did anyone know what was to happen at the adjoining Chugoku Expressway in the next couple of minutes.
In what now is being hailed as the ‘most expensive crash’ in the history of automotive crashes, a total of 14 luxury vehicles piled up at the highway connecting Kyushu to Hiroshima. The cars involved in the crash included 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini, 3 Mercedes Benz and 2 Toyotas. These cars were part of a supercar fleet travelling from Kyushu to Hiroshima
The drivers of the cars were between the ages of 37 to 60 and although no one lost their lives 10 people had to be moved to a nearby hospital immediately. The accident occurred when one of the Ferrari drivers lost control while switching lanes resulting in his car skidding into the median strip and landing in the course of oncoming cars. This resulted in the chain reaction which led to this pileup making it the single most expensive crash of its kind.
Most of the cars involved in the pileup will have to be scrapped due to the extreme nature of the damage sustained by them.
According to sources the cause of this accident has been deemed most likely to due to negligence of a 60 year old man from Fukuoka Prefecture. It is likely that he will face charges for this fiasco.
The driver when approached had this to say. "I was driving at a faster speed than the legal limit. I had attempted to change lanes while driving in the passing lane, but the rear wheels of my car skidded, prompting my car to hit the guardrail."