Justice is slowly being served to those drivers who were involved in a 10-car pile up in Japan last year that saw eight Ferrari models, one Lamborghini and three Mercedes-Benz vehicles hauled off for scrap. As you may recall, the lead driver lost control of his machine, pin balling into those following behind and doing some $4 million in damage in the process. Now the 61-year-old lead driver and nine others have had their cases sent to prosecutors.

The group are currently being charged with suspicion of violating traffic laws. We'll take a moment to wait for the laughter to die down before continuing.

Prosecutors claim the drivers were exceeding the speed limit and not paying attention to the road when the incident happened. Six people were injured in the dust up, but everyone survived. The group was on their way to a supercar event in Hiroshima. Feel free to watch the original news reports below.




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      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      8 + 1 + 3 = ....10?
        Klep
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        I almost posted the exact same thing. Why is it always the most basic of points in an AB post that doesn't add up? (HA! With wit like that I should be writing AB headlines, amirite??)
      Tom
      • 2 Years Ago
      The most astounding part is that eight Ferraris, a Lambo, and three M-Bs were destroyed in an accident that only involved ten cars. Perhaps two of the Ferraris expired from grief?
      Rochester
      • 2 Years Ago
      1. No one got hurt. 2. Insurance covers loss. 3. If you can own these cars, you've still got money. 4. And at the end of the day, these were just cars, not people. Just cars.
        Rochester
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rochester
        Well... everyone got hurt, but no one died. And we can't edit posts. Meh.
      vi_per
      • 2 Years Ago
      F355's are so beautiful. Definitely criminal to see them like that.
      juststudent
      • 2 Years Ago
      the modena in the left remind me of MP4-12C (but not 918). What an everlasting design.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Such a loss of great cars.
      gary
      • 2 Years Ago
      I used to work as an auto-body repairman. "vehicles hauled off for scrap." , no I don't think so. Hauled off to be repaired maybe. I can see some major damage to these machines, but they look repairable to me, if I were writing up the estimate of repair. The major structure is intact on them. Yes it will cost A LOT of money. Plus the inspection standards in Japan are really strict, so it must be done correctly. Still these aren't a flock of used microcars, there is a lot of big money sitting there.
      bo_blutz
      • 2 Years Ago
      "10-car pile up in Japan last year that saw eight Ferrari models, one Lamborghini and three Mercedes-Benz vehicles hauled off for scrap." I guess my engineering degree is worthless. I cannot seem to add these number correctly.
      Anthony Williams
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've managed faster average speeds in my ford focus.. lol how pathetic.
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      My girlfriends father owns a Ferrari in Awaji-Shima. I have a feeling he's going to have to be a lot more careful giving it some beans on the Kaikyou Bridge and associated Kanjo-Sen from here on in... Some people can ruin the fun for everyone else with overzealousness.
      Tyler
      • 2 Years Ago
      My heart breaks every time I see this picture. What kind of sick person would do such a thing to such beautiful cars?
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