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OPP officer injured after being dragged along Highway 400 during traffic stop

An OPP officer suffered serious injuries after he was struck and dragged by a car during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

Highway was closed southbound at Finch Avenue but has since reopened

Police and paramedics are seen on Highway 400 after an OPP officer was dragged during a traffic stop early Tuesday. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

An OPP officer suffered serious injuries after he was struck and dragged by a car during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred after 12:30 a.m., while an officer was conducting a traffic stop on Highway 400 southbound at Finch Avenue. The officer was hit and dragged on the roadway before the vehicle fled the scene.

The officer was rushed to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The southbound lanes of Highway 400 were closed but have since reopened.

Police are looking for a dark-coloured sports car.