The 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.

 

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.
Assaulter: Ohashi, the assaulter of the accident and his car which was seriously damaged.
Shinmyoji Temple in which Ohashi resided.