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Supercar carnage litters Japanese highway

by Steven Mostyn - Dec 5 2011, 17:45

Image: RT/YouTube.

A somewhat unusual and hugely expensive road accident is making the headlines today after a collection of sports car enthusiasts aged between 39 and 60 were involved in a mass pile-up.

The accident took place yesterday on a highway in Japan and resulted in the destruction of eight Ferraris, two high-performance Mercedes, and a Lamborghini.

According to eyewitness reports, the carnage began when the convey’s lead car—one of the Ferraris—veered out of control, bounced off the central reservation barrier, and flew back into the traffic flow. 

Amazingly, attending police officials from the Japanese prefecture of Yamaguchi said no one was seriously hurt in the crash—although 10 people were treated for minor injuries.

Unfortunately for the Ferrari driver who initially lost control of his vehicle, the police have said he faces up to three months in jail or a fine of up to 100,000 yen (approx. 1,300 USD).

It took more than six hours to clear the highway of debris and estimated damage costs connected to the pile-up reach as high as $4 million USD.

Take a look at the sorry aftermath by clicking on the below video clip.

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