priest was responsible for the accident
Both police and the insurance company found that “Ohashi
was 100% at fault.”
Nobuaki Ohashi, a chief priest at
Nichiren Shoshu’s Shinmyo-ji Temple (Muroran City, Hokkaido),
was well-known for his speeding. To be sure, he was driving
an estimated 100 km per hour at the time of the accident – 60
km per hour over the speed limit. At such a high rate of speed,
he failed to navigate a curve and drifted into oncoming traffic,
crashing head-on with Shirayama’s truck.
Police who investigated the scene concluded that, “The
accident was caused by Ohashi’s error.” The insurance
company also assigned a ratio of carelessness for the accident
based on the culpability of each driver: Ohashi was given a
100 and Shirayama a 0.
|The scene of accident. Ohashi's
drove at tremendous speed, exceeding the limit speed by
60km/hour and drifted into opposing traffic, leading to
a head-on collision.