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OPP officer injured after being hit by vehicle during traffic stop on Highway 400

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WATCH ABOVE: OPP officer injured in hit-and-run on Hwy. 400 – Jul 3, 2018

An Ontario Provincial Police officer was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 400 overnight.

Police said the incident happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday on the southbound lanes of the highway near Finch Avenue.

Toronto Paramedics said the officer in his 50s was rushed to hospital in serious condition.

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Police said the vehicle that struck the officer fled the scene.

Authorities said they are looking for a dark-coloured sports car.

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