Drivers to be charged for world's most expensive car crash

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Drivers to be charged for world's most expensive car crash

Headline-hitting pictures emerged in late 2011 of what was to become labelled the world's most expensive car crash, involving no less than eight Ferraris as well as a Lamborghini Diablo and three Mercedes.

What started as a supercar cruise through the picturesque countryside of Japan's Yamaguchi prefecture ended in the near complete destruction of ten sports cars, with a total bill of around £2.6 million.

The accident occurred after the lead car in the exotic convoy lost control on the Chugoku highway, causing a massive pile up with the vehicles that were following close behind.

A total of fourteen cars were affected, including a Nissan GT-R and an innocent Toyota Prius that was travelling in the opposite direction.

Luckily, and rather surprisingly given the mass of tangled metal at the scene, no one was killed or seriously injured on what was meant to be a simple drive to a supercar event in Hiroshima.

Today police want to charge the ten drivers, who are aged between 38 and 61, for excessive speed and careless driving (unfortunately destroying a Ferrari is only a moral crime).

Case files have been sent to prosecutors, who will have the final decision on whether to charge those involved.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Police official Shinji Tanaka said "It's rare to see a chain-reaction accident like this involving expensive cars. Some of the drivers told us they didn't really know the specifications of their cars or just how powerful their acceleration was." - giving weight to that old adage that the size of your wallet doesn't determine the size of your driving talent.

Read about Dutch DJ Afrojack and his mishap with a Ferrari 458 HERE