Speed is Likely Cause in Costly Crash

Police in Japan think speed is likely the cause of a pileup that could be one of the most expensive car crashes ever.

Reports indicate that the cars involved include eight Ferraris, a Lambourghini, two Mercedes Benzes and a Toyota Prius.

Is it just me, or did I just hear a faint chorus of that Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the other?”

Not that I’m trying to knock the Prius; I like them, even if they are shaped a little funny. I’ve driven one, and for what it is, it’s an impressive machine. But I think in this particular collection, the Prius might have been out of its league.

The U.K.’s Telegraph reports that up to £2.6 million in “supercars” tried to become one with each other. That translates into roughly $4.08 million in American money.

A fool and his money, the saying goes, are soon parted. If you can afford that much automobile, I hope you can afford the insurance to make it right.

If not, traveling in a convoy of excess probably isn’t the best idea you could come up with.


  1. I’m glad to see that one of the costs was not a human life. How fortunate that no one was seriously injured!

  2. A buddy drives a Prius and keeps taunting me that NASCAR should use them. “Less fuel stops.” Well, Toyota DOES have cars racing the Chevys and Fords. Apparently, as shown in this article, speed would not be a problem.

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