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SUV driving on wrong side of highway causes head-on collision (VIDEO)

A driver who shot a dramatic video showing a head-on collision caused by an SUV speeding on the wrong side of a highway in Mississippi is being criticized by police, who say he could've caused an accident himself.

Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt in the July 8 crash in Collins, Miss., involving the SUV, which was heading north on Highway 49 in the southbound lanes.

The driver of the SUV, Edward Fairley, told police he can't remember what happened or why he was driving in the wrong direction. The video was shot by a driver on the opposite side of the highway.

"I can't watch," a woman in the car can he heard saying in the video as southbound cars swerve to avoid Fairey.

"Gah, I can't either," a man says. "This is going to be bad."

"Molly, do not look!" he says, just before Fairey's SUV hits another SUV head-on, sending it careening into a grassy median. According to WLBT-TV in Jackson, Miss., two women traveling in the SUV walked away from the crash.

Fairey, who sustained a broken shoulder, was charged with reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance. Additional charges are possible, police said, pending the results of a toxicology test.

"Unfortunately, we see that all the time," Collins Police chief Ronnie Dickinson told WLBT. "It's not just the state of Mississippi--it's all over."

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