The most expensive car accidents always cost the owner a lot of money. The owner must deal with the expensive car repairs and the high insurance rates afterwards. Getting involved in such situation is so terrible for you need to contact the car insurance to repair the car as well as to reimburse the medical expenses of all those involves, unless you are dead. In this post, let’s examine the list of the top 10 most expensive car accident in the world.
1. Tiger Wood’s Escalade
This one weekend in 2009 the talk was all about how Tiger Woods came to be lying, bleeding, and dazed on the street after his wife said she had rescued him from his car by smashing a window with a golf club after a crash in the early hours.
There were initial fears for Woods’ career after reports that he had sustained serious injuries. He was unconscious for six minutes and bleeding from his mouth, according to an emergency call report compiled by police.
But after he was released from hospital in “good condition”, questions turned to the unusual circumstances of an accident that came on the heels of tabloid news reports about his personal life.
Damages are estimated at $55 million.
The crash photos seem to contraindicate the initial claim of “backing out” of the driveway and accidentally hitting a tree and fire hydrant. Take a look for yourself below at the picture above. Sources tell Top 10 List that Florida Highway Patrol’ is now focusing on obtaining a search warrant — allowing them to seize medical records from the hospital that treated former Buick spokes-golfer Tiger Woods — in an attempt to determine if the wounds Woods sustained were consistent with a car accident or domestic violence.
2. Diablo SE30
Jay Kay, the leadsinger for Jamiroquai band, destroyed his beautiful magenta Lamborghini Diablo SE30 (estimated $360000). Kay was unable to manage the control when trying to turn. He was thrown onto the edge of the road as well as fined £750. But we don’t care for Jay. And here is the result of the car crime. The magenta horse … or what was left. Next time, Jay, buy a new exotic car that is less expensive.
3. Ferrari 250 GTO
No sports cars in the world have quite the allure of the 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs built between 1962 and 1964, and their power, beauty and racing history have made them the most expensive collector vehicles on Earth. To their credit, many 250 GTO owners regularly drive them in public — and last week, the one pictured above, worth about $30 million, was hit in what ranks as the world’s most expensive car crash.
Owned by American investor Christopher Cox and his wife Ann, this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO had been raced around the world by a Swedish driver in the early ’60s — hence the blue-and-yellow color scheme rather than the traditional Ferrari red. Last week, during a gathering in central France to mark the 50th anniversary of the 250 GTO, another car collided with the Coxes. Ann Cox suffered a broken leg and other injuries, while Christopher Cox had only minor scrapes; both were treated and released from a French hospital.
According to people who’ve seen photos from the crash, the entire front end of the 250 GTO and its 300-hp V-12 was wrecked. It’s not the first time this particular GTO has been crashed (it was damaged in 1976 and then restored) but it’s a reminder that despite its value, the 250 GTO’s tubular steel frame and aluminum body crumple easily compared to the rigid frames of modern vehicles. A similar Ferrari 250 GTO built for racer Stirling Moss sold in May for $35 million in a private auction, making it the most expensive vehicle ever to change hands.
4. Bugatti Veyron
The Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive production car in history. Only 300 were ever produced, and already two have crashed. Above all, this crash made news when the driver thought it was okay to speed at 100 mph in the rain. He only had the car for one week.
In 2009, a Bugatti Veyron was crashed into a Texas lagoon at the hands of Andy House, who at one point said that a low flying pelican had distracted him and sent him off course. What he didn’t know was that the whole thing was caught on film, and the pelican was suspiciously absent.
His insurance company decided that he just wanted a $2 million check and sued for fraud, but now the trial has been mysteriously postponed. Here’s everything we know about the case until today. The crash cost $1.6 million in damages.
5. McLaren F1
The repair bill for Rowan Atkinson’s McLaren F1 has been revealed and it’s more than three times bigger compared to the previous most expensive bill.
The famous Mr. Bean actor crashed his McLaren F1 in August 2011, while driving on the A605, when he lost control of the super car on a slippery patch near Peterborough. Atkinson suffered a shoulder injury, while the car was seriously damaged. Mechanics needed no less than four weeks to calculate repair costs.
The whole repair job cost a whopping 910,000 GBP and was done in approximately one year. Atkinson is now driving his beloved F1 once again, an experience which he characterized like “putting a family sweater on. But cost him $1.25 million U.S.
6. Ferrari Enzo:
Sulyeman Kerimov is listed as one of the richest individuals by the Forbes. Suleyman Kerimov is a Duma Member. Mr. Kerimov, was also the owner of $7.1 billion treasure, once guessed he couldn’t be worse than the US celebrities. He bought a luxurious Ferrari Enzo car. When driving it after the rain he ran into the tree near the seashore in Nice, France. The car was traveling at high speeds though the maximum speed allowed there was only 35 miles per hour. And we see the result of crashed $ 1.2 million.
7. Jaguar XJ220
Staring from the rear, the XJ220 by OVERDRIVE AD features taillights borrowed directly from the Ferrari 599 GTB and if this isn’t overkill, then we don’t know what is. Aside from that, the changes are quite subtle and tasteful with the car now rolling on a set of wheels courtesy of ADV.1.
Coming in at seventh on this top 10 list of the most expensive car accident is the Jaguar XJ220. The crash of this vehicle cost $1 million. The owner of this car hits the road with top speed at 217 miles per hour which makes him involve in this difficult situation.
8. Mercedes Benz SL 300
1954 saw the launch of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL at the International Motor Sports Show in New York and it was the biggest milestone in the history of the marque. Originally conceived in 1952 as a means of restoring the company’s pre-war reputation as a major force in Grand Prix racing, the luxurious and graceful ‘Gull Wing’ coupé transformed the image of Mercedes-Benz, especially in the American market.
Production of the Gullwing coupé lasted only until 1957, by which time some 1,400 had been produced – a tiny number for such an influential car. It was replaced by the 300SL Roadster, a convertible version with essentially the same body shape but conventional doors and a hard-top option. Both models had 6-cylinder 3-litre engines and were aimed primarily at the North American market. Daimler-Benz ceased production of the Roadster in 1963.
This car accident is one of the most expensive car accident and comes in at #8. Unfortunately, there is more than one accident involving this car. You’re looking at a car that was once worth nearly a million dollars. The owner thought it would be a good idea to race on the streets of Mexico. No, not a road race, but the annual “La Carrera Panamericana” race which is limited to classic cars produced before 1965. Cost of accident: $750,000
9. Pagani Zonda
A millionaire property developer was killed when the £500,000 Italian super car he was driving lost control off the road and ploughed into a fence.
William Baranos, who was in his 50s, is believed to have been driving at high speed in a 30mph zone when he lost control of the car.
The front end of the car was torn off when it hit a metal fence running along the perimeter of a building supplies depot. The cost? $650,000 in damage.
10. Bugatti EB110
Coming in at # 10 is the Bugatti EB11 1992 car crash. The Bugatti EB110 1992 was being driven by a mechanic as part of an annual test drrive. He claimed to have experienced an oil spill on the road which caused him to lose control and hit a pole. Owner of the Bugatti is the famous “feel good” guru Emile Ratelband. Not sure how ‘good’ he felt after this crash, which cost him $500,000 in damages.