Updated: Car en route to school ends up on side

Jamie Burnside, a 40-year-old Rogers man and teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, flipped his car onto its side Tuesday morning on his way school.

The scene at the northwest corner of School Street and Freeport Street Tuesday morning.

Elk River Police were called to the intersection of School Street and Freeport St. at 8:24 a.m. on Sept. 4 on a report of a motor vehicle accident.  They arrived to find a passenger car on its side.

The vehicle ended up on its side after hitting a light pole on the northwest corner of the intersection, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

Witnesses told police the vehicle had been traveling westbound on School Street from Highway 169.  The driver reportedly went into the right turn lane and up and over the curb onto the grass.  The vehicle came off the curb and continued across the elevated concrete median at Freeport Avenue, eventually striking a light pole on the other side of the street at the northwest corner of the intersection causing the vehicle to flip onto its side.

Police gathered information at the scene of the accident on Tuesday morning.

Kluntz did not say why the motorist went off the roadway.

Burnside is listed as an English Language Learning teacher on the Lincoln Elementary School’s mobile web page.

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