A recent car accident in Japan is said to have produced £2million worth of scrap metal after fourteen cars collided with one another on the Chugoku expressway.
The report on Sky News explained that the fourteen cars involved are thought to have collided after one of the vehicles drove down the wrong side of the expressway, causing the multiple car pile-up to occur.
The group were said to be travelling from Kyushu to Hiroshima when the accident occurred, leaving a vast amount of debris scattered across the road.
Thankfully, no major injuries have been reported from the incident, with most of the people involved escaping relatively unscathed.
According to a Japanese report by The Daily Yomiuri, just ten of those involved have been admitted to hospital with “minor injuries” and no major injuries or casualties were reported.
Unlike the injuries, extensive damage has been caused by the accident, with the scrap value of the mangled vehicles estimated to be as much as £2million.
Whilst the debris may have an estimated scrap value of £2million, repair costs for the vehicles could be just as high – if not higher.
This incident acts as a firm reminder of the importance of driver safety when on the roads – with even Supercars being capable of encountering difficulties.
Drivers have a responsibility towards each other when they are on the road, and it is always important to keep this sense of responsibility in mind when going on any journey no matter how long or short it may be.
Collisions, such as this, are an unfortunate hazard associated with driving and it is, therefore, vital that motorists protect themselves with appropriate products and policies.
All drivers should have car insurance in place in case of an accident. Car insurance is a legal requirement on UK roads and drivers of all ages should make sure they have an up-to-date insurance policy in place at all times.
Please note that supercars are unlikely to be covered by the car insurance Asda is able to offer. You may need to contact a specialist provider to get cover.Back to top