A Recipe for Disaster
So, a bunch of Ferraris and Lamborghinis decide to take a power cruise down a Japanese Highway likely headed to an exotic car meet in Hiroshima (Is it safe to live there now?) and wind up in a pile-up. Now, you get about twenty super cars in a pack you know there is going to be some lead-footin’ as we call it in the U. S. Top that off with some Toyotas, including a Prius sharing the same strip of asphalt and some insane cannonballers and you’ve got one big accident waiting to happen. That section of highway had a speed limit of 50 mph and the red road missiles were estimated at traveling between 80 and 100 mph. You know if you have ever driven on roads around mountains, when you drive through shadows on humid days you encounter unsuspected wet spots on the road’s shadows that have not yet dried. This could have possibly been the problem. No matter, a wet road was said to be in the mix.
These car clubs often have these events where it is mandatory you drive in a pack and you must drive fast. We see it with some of these crotch-rocket clubs these days. As a member, you must drive stupid and stupid got schooled here but I seriously doubt anyone took a lesson from this. The poor Prius driver probably never knew what hit him. Likely all he saw was a red blur until he ended up trying to stomp the pedal hoping his Prius’ brakes were good.
The total estimated cost of the crash–around $4,000,000.00! I would hate to be them when the next letter from the insurance company comes in the mail.