The world’s most expensive accident took place in Japan over the weekend when 14 vehicles, including eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes and a Lamborghini, crashed into one another.
In the multi-car crash, which happed at 10:16 a. m. on Sunday on the Chugoku Expressway in Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan’s main island of Honshu, cost more than $$3.85 million.
Local police described the accident as “a gathering of narcissists,” adding that they had never seen so many expensive cars involved in a single accident.
“The accident occurred when the driver of a red Ferrari was switching from the right lane to the left and skidded,” Mitsuyoshi Isejima, of the Yamaguchi Prefecture Expressway Traffic Police unit, told Bloomberg. “It was a gathering of narcissists.”
The luxury cars were reportedly a part of a 20-car convoy that was on its way from Kyushu to Hiroshima, and all the drivers were between 37 and 60 years of age.
The lead driver, a 60-year-old self-employed in a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, lost control on the rain-soaked pavement and caused the pileup.
The driver suspected of causing the accident could face a fine of up to $1,300 and up to three months in jail.