(CBS) — Chicago police were searching for the driver who struck an officer with a car while fleeing a traffic stop early Thursday in the South Shore neighborhood.

The officer and his partner pulled a vehicle over in the 7300 block of South Jeffery Avenue around 12:30 a.m., and the officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle, police said.

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The driver instead put the vehicle into drive and took off, hitting the officer in the process.

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The officer’s partner immediately called for help, and the officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized. His injuries were not life-threatening.

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Police were not able to catch up with the driver, and a description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle were not immediately available Thursday morning.