Ontario Provincial Police say one of their officers is in hospital after the driver of a pickup truck rammed a cruiser during a traffic stop and then fled.
Just before 9 a.m. Sunday, the officer tried to pull over the suspected stolen pickup on the eastbound Highway 401 off-ramp near Lancaster, Ont., OPP said in a media release.
According to police, the driver rammed the cruiser, causing it to roll into a culvert.
The officer was airlifted to an Ottawa hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, OPP said.
Police said Sunday evening they'd located two stolen pickup trucks that had been abandoned. Both are believed to be connected to the incident, they said.
Investigators continue to seek the driver of a newer model grey Hyundai Elantra with Quebec plates that was in the area when the incident occurred.