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OPP officer injured after cruiser crashes during traffic stop

OPP cruiser
OPP cruiser | Image Source: ottawa.ctvnews.ca

The Ontario Provincial Police said the officer was airlifted to an Ottawa hospital after being hit during a traffic stop.

An officer attempted to stop a pickup on the 401 freeway at the Lancaster exit east of Cornwall just before 9 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle was reported stolen, police said.

The OPP say the driver of the pickup crashed into the officer's vehicle, forcing it into a culvert.

The officer's injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.

The eastbound on and off ramps to the 401 in Lancaster are closed for the investigation. There is also a partial lane closure affecting the right eastbound lane of the 401 Freeway in Lancaster.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

News Source: ottawa.ctvnews.ca