Japan has been the unfortunate nation which has witnessed what could possibly be the world’s most expensive car crash, in which eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benz, a Lamborghini and a Prius where completely written off. It has been estimated that the pile-up saw the demise of around £2.6 million of finally tuned top of the range cars.
Police officers got to the scene as fast as they could and have been investigating the cause of the crash which occurred at Shimonoseki, Japan. Early assumptions have been fixed on the cause being speeding, a fair call especially when these vehicles are able to reach speeds in excess of 200mph and are able to go from 0-60mph in no time at all.
The destruction which took place on the Chugoku Expressway in southern Honshu took place on Sunday, with police not revealing too much into the cause other than the obvious. However, reports from eyewitnesses have revealed that the drivers were flying through the roads at about 90mph, which was almost double the 50mph speed limit set for safety reasons.
It has been suggested that one of the drivers may have lost control of his car, this is being blamed on the wet surface as the driver attempted to change lanes. This caused him to spin out, hit the road barrier before spinning across the road once more.
As such the cars travelling behind which were also travelling quickly had no choice but to hit their brakes but they couldn’t stop and therefore ended up ploughing into each other as they tried to avoid the first crashed car, what ensued was like a domino effect with all cars unable to avoid each other.
An eyewitness revealed that the cars were making a loud noise. These vehicles have such powerful engines and it could have only meant that they were speeding, and it would have only taken a small slip or loss of grip and the cars would have lost all control.
No one was injured
The crash created a small mess and luckily and very surprisingly no one was seriously injured, which is shocking when the conditions of the vehicles are taken into account. In total ten people had to be hospitalised, five men and five women.
The damage inflicted to the cars was so severe that there is nothing anyone can do to save them or even repair them so that they will see another day on the road. The sorrowful part of the whole crash was, even though these expensive cars crashed and will not see another day on the road, two smaller Toyotas were caught in the wreck too.