Luxury car crash in Japan may see 60 year old driver being charged

A pile up at 10.16 am on Sunday morning that involved a total of 14 luxury vehicles on Chugoku Expressway in Honshu is likely to due to negligence of a 60 year old man from Fukuoka Prefecture.  He is likely to face charges for the most expensive accident ever that he caused on that rainy Sunday morning.

A total of 14 luxury vehicles of which 8 were Ferraris, 3 Mercedes Benz’, 2 Toyotas and 1 Lamborghini were severely damaged and though there was no serious injuries caused to any of the drivers all aged between 37 and 60, 10 had to be removed to hospital. The accident occurred when one of the Ferrari drivers lost control while switching lanes resulting in his car skidding into the median strip and landing in the course of oncoming cars.

Most of the cars involved in the pileup will have to be scrapped as it was noticed that each of them suffered extensive damage.  These cars were part of a supercar fleet travelling from Kyushu to Hiroshima. Investigations point to the fact that the driver if found responsible would be charged with negligent driving resulting in injury. While the value of the pile up is unimaginable, it’s a blessing that only 10 people needed to be taken to hospital with none having sustained major injuries.

The 60 year old Ferrari driver responsible for the luxury car accident has spoken about driving too fast. The ensuing chain reaction makes the pileup the single most expensive crash of its kind. Speed limit for the accident zone was 80 kmph, and it appears the road was wet as it had rained the day earlier. The driver had this to say. “I was driving at a faster speed than the legal limit. I had attempted to change lanes while driving in the passing lane, but the rear wheels of my car skidded, prompting my car to hit the guardrail.”