Gotta Watch: Craziness on the highway
Several supercars were involved in a 14-vehicle pile up along a stretch of the Chugoku highway in western Japan.
December 5th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Craziness on the highway

In what may be one of the most expensive car wrecks in history, 14 high-end luxury cars were demolished in a highway pileup in Japan this weekend. The totaled supercars included eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benz cars and a Lamborghini. Today, we decided to take a look back at some of the craziest highway moments.

Multi-million dollar wreck - A group of luxury car enthusiasts were driving on Chugoku Expressway in southwestern Japan when witnesses say one driver skidded out of control and started a chain-reaction crash. Several drivers were hospitalized but no one was seriously injured.

The road to wealth - An armored truck near Detroit “accidentally” dumped loads of cash onto I-75. Motorists didn’t get a chance to collect much of the flying loot as workers quickly began gathering the monetary precipitation.

Traveling circus - A runaway zebra made its way onto Atlanta's Downtown Connector before being captured by police and returned to the nearby circus.

Goo traps motorists - A leaking tanker truck spilled roofing asphalt over a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The sticky substance ended up damaging hundreds of cars and delaying holiday travel for many.

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  1. JoeShmoeTheFirst

    That sucks...

    December 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. David

    What a waste.
    Just because these idiots can afford a supercar, doesn't make them race car drivers.
    They should go back to racing cars in Gran Turismo on the PS3.

    December 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Chad

    To the David guy above me, I dont know if you've ever noticed how much better it is to experience the real thing, but PS3, 4 ,5 ,or PS100000 for that matter is never going to feel as good as driving the real car. A lifelong dream for some.

    Now

    Back to what I was going to say, OUCH!

    December 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. s kel

    Maybe the vid of the expensive cars wrecking was an advertisment about those particular cars. "Yes your a bad driver,but it pays to drive luxury....drive luxury,stay alive" lol and the guy saying this has a snobbish british accent.

    December 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Big John

    They may be someone's dream to drive, but you got to admit, it's probably NOT someone's dream to have it demolished... God that's gotta SUCK!

    December 6, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Norma Tyler

    There is nothing funny about this what if some had of gotten kill would it had of been funny then? even the zebra was trying to get out of America i dont blame the zebra at all.America other nation is looking at the way we act right now we are not in good shape to point our finger.

    December 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Danny

    Looks like somebody had stupid for lunch.

    December 7, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. nunster

    If you can afford one of those vehicles and drive it like you don't care about it. Wow what a dream that would be. Look at that guy leaning against the guard rail. That explains what type of people they were. I think it is funny when rich people recieves there darwin awards. Unfortunetly non of those rich idiots were able to recieve one.

    December 8, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
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