expensive car crashes

expensive car crashes

Expensive Car Crashes

Everyone has seen or been part of a car accident. However, how many people could say that and then add “it was the most expensive car crash ever!”? One of the most expensive car crashes occurred on the Chugoko Expressway in Japan on Monday, December 5th. Reports state that there were only very minor injuries, and no fatalities or serious injuries occurred.
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Expensive Car Crashes

The chain-reaction smash in December 2011 occurred when a convoy of expensive sports cars were on a freeway in Shimonoseki in western Japan, said Yamaguchi prefectural police official Shinji Tanaka. The driver of the lead Ferrari lost control of his luxury ride and those behind the wheels of nine supercars and three other vehicles failed to apply their brakes in time. (YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images) One car driving on the opposite carriageway was also affected. The Sports Nippon newspaper said around $4 million (£2.6 million) worth of damage was done. Media reports at the time branded it “the world’s most expensive car crash”. Related Articles Police officer ‘sad’ after victim survives car crash 20 Mar 2013 Japan PM dismisses WWII war crimes trials as ‘victors’ justice’ 14 Mar 2013 Drunk driver left fiancée to die in car wreckage 21 Mar 2013 Is this the world’s smallest book? 13 Mar 2013 Japanese politician refuses to remove wrestling mask 13 Mar 2013 Thunderbirds are go in Japan military drive 18 Mar 2013 Police sent the case against a 61-year-old man and nine others to prosecutors last Thursday on suspicion of violating traffic laws. (AP) The final decision on whether to charge the drivers rests with prosecutors. Police say 10 drivers, aged between 38 and 61, were exceeding the speed limit or not paying enough attention to the road, Tanaka said. (REUTERS/Kyodo) At the time of the accident, television showed footage of the badly crumpled cars – most of them red – some with airbags deployed after a smash that left six people hurt but killed no one. “It’s rare to see a chain-reaction accident like this involving expensive cars,” said Tanaka. “Some of the drivers told us they didn’t really know the specifications of their cars or just how powerful their acceleration was.” The drivers were on their way to a supercar event in Hiroshima. Source: AFP
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Expensive Car Crashes

Police said three Mercedes Benz cars and a Lamborghini Diablo were also involved in the massive crash at the weekend on the Chugoku Expressway, in the country’s south-west. Witnesses reported hearing a “tremendous noise” just a few moments before the accident on the Yamaguchi prefecture highway amid terrible driving conditions. While the majority of the 14 vehicles – which also included a Japanese supercar Nissan GT-R Skyline and a Toyota Prius – were travelling along the Osaka Prefecture-bound bended lane at least one Mercedes CL600 was driving in the opposite direction. Television footage showed the cars – either wrecked or destroyed – spread across the highway, in a trail of crumpled metal and broken glass. Several of the vehicles were wedged up against the metal barriers. Related Articles Supercars in Japan crash ‘were speeding’ 05 Dec 2011 Supercar crash: 10 most expensive wrecks 25 Mar 2010 £1.4m Zonda supercar crashes 23 Feb 2011 Cristiano Ronaldo in Ferrari crash 08 Jan 2009 Ferrari destroyed in high speed crash 07 Oct 2009 MOT worker wrecks £200k Ferrari 14 May 2010 Miraculously, none of drivers – the majority of whom are reported to be foreign car enthusiasts – were seriously hurt in the wreckage but the bill is still bound to be painful nonetheless. Such was the severity of the damage, several of the luxury cars have been written off, leaving their owners with the nightmare scenario of seeing their prized possessions turned into expensive scrap metal. The total damage bill is expected to hit several million pounds. The Ferrari models understood to have been involved in the pile-up include a F355, F512, F355, F430 and a F360. Japanese reports said the crash occurred about 10.15am (local time) on Sunday after the drivers were travelling from Hiroshima to Kyushu. It is thought the crash occurred when the lead driver hit a central barrier after losing control of their Ferrari while trying to overtake in wet conditions. They are then reported to have hit the central reservation before rebounding into the path of the oncoming traffic. They then caused a chain reaction of accidents over several hundred yards as other drivers went around the bend and unable to avoid the accident. The highway was closed for more than six hours while authorities removed the wrecked cars. A 36-year-old self-employed man, who did not want to be named, described a scene of chaos as he was driving in the opposite lane at the time of the accident. “Cars were making a tremendous noise,” the man, from Kanzaki, Saga Prefecture, told Japanese media. Police said ten men and a woman, none of whom have been identified, were taken to hospital with minor injuries and bruising. An investigation has been launched to establish the case of the crash. No one has been yet been charged over the accident.
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Expensive Car Crashes

Here we have our first million dollar crash (and we’re only #7 on the list). The XJ220 once held the record for highest top speed for a production car (217 mph). Along with this speed came a couple of crashes. This first one shows the classic pose of the owner next to the car, dumbfounded by what he just did. This guy is void of all emotion, staring blankly into space, thinking of how he’s gonna explain this to the wife. Here’s another crash, this time with more damage. Not only with the car, but the owner’s pride. He crashed it in front of all his friends at the golf course. We hope he was able to yell “Fore!” before plowing into the ditch. #6. McLaren F1 – $1.25 Million
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Expensive Car Crashes

We now present you with the most expensive car crash ever. Touted as the Ferrari that most successfully embodies the traits of the marque, the 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most valuable car in the world. In 2008 an anonymous English buyer bought a 250 GTO at auction for a record $28,500,000. The crash below represents a car worth more than the combined value of all 14 Enzos involved in accidents. It is simply unbelievable that an owner would even dare take this car on the road.
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Expensive Car Crashes

The Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive production car in history. And unbelievably, it didn’t even make the top three on this list. Only 300 are expected to be produced and already two have crashed. Below is the first one. The driver thought it was okay to speed at 100 mph in the rain. He only had the car for one week. And here is the 2nd crash. The driver, again with too much speed ran off the road. #3. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF – $1.65 Million
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Expensive Car Crashes

The SL 300 “Gullwing” represents the very finest of Mercedes. It is THE classic car. Unfortunately, there’s been more than one crash involving this masterpiece. You’re looking at a car that was once worth nearly a million dollars. The owner thought it would be a good idea to race it on the streets of Mexico. No, not a street race, but the annual “La Carrera Panamericana” race which is limited to classic cars produced before 1965. The guy below was even less fortunate. He would never consider putting his car in harm’s way intentionally, but was rammed into by a landscape truck owned by the city of Seattle. The funny part – the name on the side of the truck read “Impact Landscaping”. #7. Jaguar XJ220 – $1 Million
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Miraculously, none of drivers – the majority of whom are reported to be foreign car enthusiasts – were seriously hurt in the wreckage but the bill is still bound to be painful nonetheless. Such was the severity of the damage, several of the luxury cars have been written off, leaving their owners with the nightmare scenario of seeing their prized possessions turned into expensive scrap metal. The total damage bill is expected to hit several million pounds. The Ferrari models understood to have been involved in the pile-up include a F355, F512, F355, F430 and a F360. Japanese reports said the crash occurred about 10.15am (local time) on Sunday after the drivers were travelling from Hiroshima to Kyushu. It is thought the crash occurred when the lead driver hit a central barrier after losing control of their Ferrari while trying to overtake in wet conditions. They are then reported to have hit the central reservation before rebounding into the path of the oncoming traffic. They then caused a chain reaction of accidents over several hundred yards as other drivers went around the bend and unable to avoid the accident. The highway was closed for more than six hours while authorities removed the wrecked cars. A 36-year-old self-employed man, who did not want to be named, described a scene of chaos as he was driving in the opposite lane at the time of the accident. “Cars were making a tremendous noise,” the man, from Kanzaki, Saga Prefecture, told Japanese media. Police said ten men and a woman, none of whom have been identified, were taken to hospital with minor injuries and bruising. An investigation has been launched to establish the case of the crash. No one has been yet been charged over the accident.

Published on May 30, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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