Million in damage after Luxury cars pileup in Japan
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Million in damage after Luxury cars pileup in Japan

Hiroshima : Japan | Dec 05, 2011 at 7:54 AM PST
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It doesn’t take a lot of expensive cars in a 14 car pileup to make the damage estimate hit the millions. On Saturday in Japan, a Lamborghini and eight Ferraris were involved in a chain reaction car accident, as well as five other vehicles. Three of those other vehicles were Mercedes Benz. The accident happened on the Chugoku Expressway and witnesses said that the driving conditions were terrible.

It didn’t take but a second for a Ferrari to skid out as it was trying to change lanes. Behind the exotic sports car were more such vehicles, all part of a group of expensive vehicles whose owners were simply out for a spin. They were traveling from Hiroshima to Kyushu. There were ten people injured in the accident, but most of the injuries were minor.

The road was wet and that is believed to have caused the Ferrari to spin out of control. It hit a guard rail and the other vehicles tried to avoid each other. Officials investigating the accident did not specify how fast the vehicles were going when the accident happened.

The Mercedes Benz vehicles were actually traveling the opposite direction and were hit by debris from the other vehicles. The highway was closed for almost six hours. According to police, all eight of the Ferraris were registered in the town of Kyushu. The models of the Ferraris involved in the accident are said to be a F355, F360, F430, and F512. The F355 sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The F430 has a top speed of 320 kilometers per hour.

Police said that no one has been charged in the accident, but that could change as the investigation continues. Eiichinro Kamitani, a highway patrol lieutenant, said that he had never seen anything like this accident. He said he’s never seen this many Ferraris traveling together.

There are witness reports that say the vehicles were travelling around 150 kilometers per hour or about 93 miles per hour; however, those reports have not been confirmed.

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Surya Gaire is based in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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