The world’s most expensive car crash involved several luxury sports cars
When we talk about car accidents, we are generally not talking about the cost involved. Still, some car accidents warrant a discussion of the cost involved, especially if it’s not one or two, but multiple luxury sports cars. Today we are going to talk about an accident that happened ten years ago in Japan: a group of car enthusiasts set off for Hiroshima in their luxury cars. They had no idea that their adventure trip would end in infamy.
Most accounts of this car crash say that the accident happened when the driver of one of the Ferraris involved attempted to overtake a Toyota Prius while changing lanes. While changing lanes, he struck the median and spun the car and collided with other cars in the area. The first to crash was a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, which caused the group’s Ferrari 512 to collide with a Mercedes-Benz. A Ferrari F355, Ferrari F360 and Ferrari F455 also suffered damage in their efforts to avoid the collision. Think of it as a chain reaction that started when the Ferrari in question spun; the other cars tried to avoid the aforementioned Ferrari and ended up colliding.
Fortunately, no one was seriously injured as a result of this accident; only 10 people suffered only minor injuries in the accident.
What was the damage?
We are truly grateful that no life was lost or no serious injury was sustained as a result of this accident. However, the same cannot be said of the cars. The accident involved a total of 14 cars, including a total of eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benz cars, a Lamborghini Diablo, a Nissan Skyline and a humble Toyota Prius, among others.
This accident might be one for the history books, but remember – you need to drive safely, no matter how much your vehicle costs.