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    Police to charge 10 drivers over 'world's most expensive car crash'

    Police in Japan said on Monday they want to charge 10 drivers over a 2.6 million, multi-car pileup involving eight Ferraris, one Lamborghini and a Mercedes-Benz.

    Police officers inspect the damaged Ferrari sports cars on the Chugoku highway in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan following the pile up in December 2011 Photo: YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images


    By Sarah Titterton and agencies

    10:42AM GMT 18 Mar 2013


    Thechain-reaction smash in December 2011occurred 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".

    Police sent the case against a 61-year-old man and nine others to prosecutors last Thursday on suspicion of violating traffic laws.

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    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.

    Police to charge 10 drivers over 'world's most expensive car crash' - Telegraph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    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.
    typical Asia monkeys driving MO,

    probably all women

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    ^
    Thats not fair. Women can have accidents at much slower speeds.

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    that's the difference between Thailand and Japan...Japan a guy in Ferrari will get prosecuted even when no one is hurt. In Thailand guy in a Ferrari can kill policeman by running him over with impugnity.

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    male menapause, kicking in I suspect

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    Will insurance pay for this damage? Should it? Seems fools like this deserve to eat all the costs including any damage to the road or other drivers who weren't involved.

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