The million-dollar accident

August 1, 2011 12:00 AM

Nearly every driver has been involved in a fender-bender at some point in their lives, and fortunately low-speed accidents don't cost a lot of money. Then again, most of us don't live in Monte Carlo.

A woman behind the wheel of a $383,000 Bentley Azure hit a $95,000 Mercedes at a low speed. Two high-end cars in an accident is bad enough, but the collision involved several other cars as well. Namely, a Ferrari 430 ($270,000), Aston Martin Rapide ($220,000) and Porsche 911 ($95,000). In total, the vehicles involved in the crash totaled more than $1 million.

CBS News reports that despite the minor impact, repairs are estimated to cost at least $65,000. It's times like this that car insurance comes in handy - although it's doubtful any of the owners of these vehicles are hurting for cash.

It's safe to say that the service shops in Monte Carlo will be busy after this little dust-up. Most of the cars need new bumpers, and a few need new doors and wings. Even in low-speed accidents like this where the damage appears cosmetic, it never hurts to do a full vehicle inspection and get diagnostics on every aspect of the vehicle. Drivers never know if the impact caused further damage that isn't immediately visible. 

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