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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by W.Petefish, Dec 5, 2011.
Luxury Sports Cars in Costly Japan Pile-Up - BBC
Bad thing is one looks like Benji's roadster.
I missed it fortunately, but is was all over the news today. The average cost of the vehicles destroyed was around $250,000 making it maybe the most expensive wreck in history!
I wonder if multiple of those vehicles were insured by the same company?
Not even close to being the most expensive wreck in history. Lots of wrecks with 50+ cars involved and lots of fatalities.
Lots of money for the number of cars involved. But then, there have been a few million dollar Bugatti crashes as well.
Better check your math there. The estimated cost of the cars destroyed in this wreck was $3.85 million. Even if 50 cars piled up they'd have to average around $77,000 each to equal the equipment lost in this wreck. You'd need more like 100 typical cars in the accident in order to equal this one. And if a Bugatti crashed, it would probably have to crash into something pretty expensive also to get the total over the top. If you are counting medical and litigation costs, then you are certainly correct! There were no fatalities in this accident.
This one was a 400 car accident:
Helsingin Sanomat - International Edition - Metro
More info here:
Multiple-vehicle collision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I doubt if all the cars were totalled. Expensive damage no doubt, but not $3.85 million worth.
I wonder what level of negligence you have to display before the insurance company can deny a claim. Is proof of excessive speed sufficient?
Good to here you are ok Benji.
Here's about a minute of Reuters b-roll footage of the aftermath. Most of the Ferraris do look totaled. So a couple of $million.
Super car pile up in Japan - latimes.com
Apparently he is indestructible.
Some guys I know saw this and made a shirt about it: Made in the Now - daily designs inspired by breaking news
Auto insurance is ceding your exposure for negligently operating your motor vehicle to your insurance company, in return for payment of an "off-setting" premium.
In my neck of the woods, even gross negligence is not grounds for denying an auto insurance claim.
In Aviation Insurance policies it is very clearly spelled out. Any violation of Federal Aviation Regulations (they are extensive) can be grounds for denial of a claim.
BBC report on this morning's pile-up in southern England: Sheppey crossing crash: Dozens hurt as 130 vehicles crash
Fortunately (and amazingly!) looks like there were no fatalities.
What did they all expect driving on the wrong side of the road?
I count at least 8 delivery/work vans in this pile-up. They are often the cause of accidents: driving too fast and poor handling/braking.
I used to organize drives like this one for the Vermont Chapter of Ferrari Club of America. The problem in these situations is that no one wants to be "the slow guy." So if you have one or two fast drivers up front, the rest of the group feels obligated to stay up with them. On our drives we avoided the interstates—the most likely place to be patrolled—and instead drove secondary roads which are more fun anyway. The biggest problem was the tendency of the drivers to assume that the guy in front of them was looking out for them too. When the lead Ferrari found a good place to pass a slowpoke, the next 15 Ferraris would blindly pull into the left lane as if they were all hooked together. Bad idea! Amazingly, we did a couple of these drives each year for ten years, with no incidents.
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