Calgary police officer seriously injured when hit by suspected stolen truck

Police later found the truck in the southwest community of Evergreen.

Police later found the truck in the southwest community of Evergreen

A Calgary police officer was seriously injured when he was hit by a suspected stolen vehicle early Saturday. (David Bell/CBC)

A Calgary police officer is in hospital in serious but stable condition after being hit by a suspected stolen truck early Saturday morning in the neighbourhood of Legacy.

The officer was investigating a suspicious person call in the 200 block of Legacy Boulevard S.E., in the city's south end, around 3 a.m. when he approached a suspicious vehicle.

Police say the vehicle then took off, striking the officer. 

The officer was taken to hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Police later found the truck, a 2017 white Ford F150 with a large, black aftermarket bumper, in the southwest community of Evergreen.

Acting Duty Insp. Phil Hoetger said the officer's family is with him at hospital and police have few details thus far, with the only suspect description being that it was a male driver. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.