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This car rolled over Wednesday afternoon on Highway 3.

No serious injury in rollover accident

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The driver of a Toyota 4-Runner will have to find another vehicle to drive after his car was totaled in a Wednesday afternoon rollover on Highway 3.

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Farmington police sergeant Jim Murphy said the 67-year-old driver was southbound on Highway 3 around 12:15 p.m., when he drifted off the right side of the road. From the initial assessment at the scene, the man over-corrected, causing the SUV to overturn.

The driver, who is from Eagan, wound up upside down, his vehicle coming to a stop in the middle of the Eighth Street frontage road and Oak Street intersection.

According to Murphy, the driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, and received little more than a few scratches and bruises in the crash. He was able to crawl out of the vehicle on his own.

"He's really lucky," Muprhy said, adding that no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Allina-ALF Ambulance responded to the crash as well. Paramedics treated the man's injuries at the scene.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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