Back in December of 2011, a group of rich folks in Yamaguchi prefecture decided it would be fun to go for an afternoon drive on the highway in their fancy sports cars. But when they got out onto the highway, driving between 140-160 kph (87-99 mph), they apparently mistakenly believed that they were at Daytona or Indy, even though the GPS lady made it clear to them that they were actually in Japan. When the lead driver made a careless lane change, a collision occurred and before you know it – BING BANG BOOM – all hell broke loose as 14 cars smashed into each other. Six people were injured – two seriously.
Yesterday Yamaguchi police announced that ten of the drivers, whom they dubbed “a gathering of narcissists,” would be charged with “accidental infliction of injury while driving.”