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Monday
Dec052011

Exotic Vehicles Involved in $4 Million Car Crash in Japan

YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- In what is being called the “world’s most expensive car crash,” 14 vehicles, including eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benz cars and a Lamborghini Diablo, were involved in a huge pileup Sunday morning on an expressway in southwest Japan.

Witnesses reported wet conditions on the roadway at the time of the crash, which is believed to have started when the driver of one Ferrari struck a center median after losing control while trying to pass another Ferrari on a long curve.  The eight Ferraris and the Lamborghini were being driven by members of an exotic sports car club.

Two of the Mercedes were traveling on the other side of the highway in the opposite direction, and got caught in the crash when they were struck by flying debris.  The accident also involved a Nissan and a Toyota Prius.

Ten people were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Television footage of the scene showed wrecked cars and broken glass and metal strewn across both sides of the highway.

Authorities estimate the total damage to the vehicles involved at $4 million.

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