Whole Car Club Totaled: Eight Cars Reportedly Street-Raced and Crashed, Mustangs Involved

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Eight cars, which were reportedly street-racing on a highway in Georgia, crashed into each other. Witnesses claim that three Dodge Challengers and two Mustangs were part of the pile-up.
The crash took place on I-285 in Atlanta, Georgia, as several drivers were heading toward a car meeting named Caffeine and Octane in Kennesaw, scheduled for the first Sunday of every month. The meet-up follows a pattern similar to what Coffee and Cars meetings are in the Houston, Texas area. However, eight drivers that were supposed to take part in the event were absent. And there was a reason for it. They crashed into each other on the way.

The accident involved a Toyota Supra, an Infiniti Q60, a BMW 3 Series, three Dodge Challengers, and two Ford Mustangs in the eight-car pile-up, throwing a new layer of bad reputation over the drivers of these models.

Ford Mustangs and Dodge Challengers have been blacklisted by Coffee and Cars meeting organizers, along with Dodge Chargers and Chevrolet Camaros, following incidents that involved these cars. Only classic Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, and Challengers are allowed to join the events.

A video filmed from a car passing by on the highway shows the aftermath of the crash that had just happened. Drivers get out of their cars to assess the damages and check on each other.

Their cars have suffered serious damage on either front or rear, or both. A black Mustang stopped sideways with the windshield wipers working despite the fact that it was a sunny day, so blaming the wet pavement or poor visibility would be out of the question.

But what witnesses say will surely help authorities figure out what happened on the I-285. The one who posted the video on Instagram claims the drivers were racing each other. He says that he had to go into the right lane to let them pass because he had the feeling that they were going to hit someone. "These cars were aggressively weaving through heavy traffic. It was 100% racing," he recalls.

The drivers will have a lot of explaining to do in the phone conversation with their insurance agents.

The accident on I-285 resembles the world's most expensive car crash

The incident that took place on the I-285 in Georgia resembles what has been referred to as "the world's most expensive car crash." The melee happened in December 2011 on a highway in Japan as the driver of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia, a 60-year old businessman, tried to overtake another car.

Eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini, and three Mercedes-Benzes were turned into a pile of metal, glass, and rubber. Luckily, for their owners, it was mainly scratches and bruises, even though things could have been much worse.

The drivers were traveling from Kyushu to an event in Hiroshima along the rain-soaked Chugoku Expressway when the crash happened.

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