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

    @Bombo:
    We have been laughing at him for some time now.
    Good sleuthing, my dear.
    Hahahahahahahahaha!

    December 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. buhbye

    Like a good neighbor state farm ain't there...

    December 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      You're In Good Hands With Allstate.

      December 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing can recognize a kit car from afar... Each of the 8 "Ferraris" and the "Lamborghini" is really a 1984 Pontiac Fiero with a supercar kit body, and each of the 2 "Mercedes" is rebodied 1986 Chrysler LeBaron... The only real loss is the burgundy Toyota Prius... (sniff sniff)... Swamp Thing loves Prii.... If you've not heard of me – youtube – Swamp Thing the movie... it COULD be the most important movie you will ever see!!!

    December 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jolink653

    damn prius that caused the accident must have saved up that blue bowser shell for just the right moment

    December 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • SC4R3CR0W

      Words cannot describe the amount of laughter I got out of that. Good one, there. XD

      December 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scott S.

    Most of the people who are able to afford and/or drive these cars have no clue what they are doing...

    December 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CPW

    That's such a waste of Fine Machinery. They prolly had the money to fix the cars on hand...

    December 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Elmer Fudd

    WOW ND Girl.....you just swallowed the whole hook, line, sinker, pole, fisherman, boat, and the lake on that one. LOL

    December 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. blthfc

    From the damage these guys were racing, not out for a Sunday drive in the country.

    December 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Steevo

    Boo-hoo. I feel so bad for these people who have the money to throw away on these toys. And now they broke them.

    December 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Truth

    An elderly blonde asian woman on a cell phone..... worst driver ever

    December 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Wayne

    "In what may be one of the most expensive car wrecks in history"

    Really? Not even close. Give your head a shake!

    December 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jose

    asians can't drive....

    December 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • jT

      You don't need to worry, you can never afford somehting like that any way.

      December 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • jT

      By the way you want to cut my lawn Jose? Mexicans are good landscapers.

      December 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • VoiceOfReason

      And you can't think, so… I'd say you got the short end o' the stick.

      December 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. 2EL8

    Maybe they were shuffling. You know like everyday.

    December 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Davesh

    A Rambourghini?

    December 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rick

    Nice to try and watch four videos in the same story and have to watch the same stupid Fed Ex commercial before each one. Great job CNN and FedEx. Disgusting.

    December 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raider

      No kidding, the advertising is getting ridiculous. Can't watch one stinking video without having to sit through an ad. I refuse to watch the ads, I mute them and will not look at my screen until they are done. Weak protest I know, but I guess the next alternative is to stop watching the videos altogether. That choice is getting closer and closer!

      December 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
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