An Ontario Provincial police officer was seriously injured after he was struck and dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 400 in North York early Tuesday.

Emergency services were called around 12:40 a.m. on the southbound lanes of Highway 400 at Finch Ave.

All southbound lanes on Highway 400 at Finch Ave were closed early Tuesday after a collision. (BERNARD WEIL / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO)

Const. Lauren Ball said the officer was struck and dragged down the highway during an interaction with a driver.

The officer is now recovering and in stable condition, Ball said Tuesday afternoon. Toronto paramedics said the officer was originally rushed to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Police are looking for a dark-coloured sports car.

All southbound lanes of Highway 400 at Finch were closed for several hours, but have since reopened.

Source: The Toronto Star