The Associated Press (via MSNBC) reported that perhaps the world's most expensive pile up occurred in Japan after 14 cars got tangled up, including eight Ferraris, two Mercedes, and a Lamborghini worth more than $1 million.
The crash occurred during a sportscar enthusiast outing in Japan – an event a police spokesman called "a gathering of narcissists."
The crash appears to have occurred when the driver of one of the Ferraris lost control while changing lanes. The Ferrari slid into the median and spun across the highway. The other sportscars crashed while trying to avoid the spinning Ferrari.
Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, though a number of people were treated for bruises and cuts.
The driver triggering the collision may face up to three months in jail and a fine of up to 100,00 yen (about $1,300).
- Gone in less than 60 seconds: 11 luxury sports cars wrecked in expensive pileup [AP via MSNBC]
- Fleet of Ferraris ruined in Japan sportscar pileup [AP via MSNBC]
- Eight Ferraris Crash at 'Gathering of Narcissists' [Cheng Herng Shinn at Bloomberg News]
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Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.