Ruxury sports cars in costry Japan pire-up

Dec 8, 2004
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Japanese police said some of the luxury vehicles were beyond repair

A luxury sports car outing in Japan has ended in what may be one of the most expensive car crashes in history.

Eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini and two other vehicles were involved in the pile-up in the southern prefecture of Yamaguchi.

No-one was seriously hurt, but the road was closed for six hours after the accident.

Media reports estimate the damaged cars are worth at least 300m yen ($3.85m; £2.46m) in total.

The sports cars - driven in convoy by a group of automobile enthusiasts - were on their way to Hiroshima, reports Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun.

Police say they believe the accident, which took place on Sunday, happened when the driver of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit the crash barrier.

"A group of cars was doing 140-160km/h (85-100mph)," an unidentified eyewitness told Japanese broadcaster TBS.

"One of them spun and they all ended up in this great mess."

Ten people received minor injuries in the crash, police said.

They said some of the vehicles were beyond repair.

"I've never seen such a thing," highway patrol lieutenant Eiichiro Kamitani told AFP news agency. "Ferraris rarely travel in such large numbers."

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Way to bust that stereotype...
 

Norm Stansfield

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reports Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun
Way to say newspaper twice, dick.
"I've never seen such a thing," highway patrol lieutenant Eiichiro Kamitani told AFP news agency. "Ferraris rarely travel in such large numbers."
That's right, you better give credit where credit is due, for that invaluable inside information obtained by AFP's man on the ground.
 

Chino Kapone

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A group of Asians driving a bunch of high end sports cars... this is was bound to happen.
 

Turfmower

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and they weren't going that fast 85 to 100 that normal driving speed on the NJ parkway.