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Many rules of the road are put in place to keep motorists safe and let them know what behavior and actions are acceptable. Some laws may need a little explanation before they can be understood and thereby followed. Others, like driving in the proper direction, could probably be considered self-explanatory by most drivers. Unfortunately, for a man who was killed in a fatal accident recently in Ohio, this was not the case.

The man was driving down an Ohio roadway when another car allegedly entered the highway in the wrong direction. The two cars collided head-on and then hit a third vehicle. A police officer was also hit during the incident, according to reports.

The driver of the first car allegedly struck by the driver going the wrong way suffered serious injuries in the collision. He did not survive and was declared dead while still at the accident’s location. The driver of the third car suffered injuries that were not thought to be serious. An update on his condition was not available at the time of this report.

The man thought responsible for causing the accident also suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was taken to an Ohio hospital for treatment. Officials say he faces several criminal charges, including vehicular homicide and assault.

Sadly, this entire incident could probably have been avoided if the man who allegedly caused it had followed one, supposedly simple, rule of the road — drive the right way. The family members of the man who died in this fatal accident retain the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It won’t return their loved one to them but a successful litigation could help hold accountable the man deemed responsible for taking his life.

Source: fox8.com, “Police: I-77 Crash Caused by Wrong-Way Driver“, Jessica Drabowski, April 30, 2014