DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A police officer is recovering from injuries suffered in an early morning crash.

The officer, from the East Texas town of Edgewood, was still being treated at a North Texas hospital Friday morning.

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Friday afternoon, Dallas Police said he was in stable condition.

The crash happened after 3:00 a.m. along the LBJ Freeway at Plano Road in Dallas. The officer, who has not been identified, was in a marked vehicle while working off-duty blocking traffic at a construction site when a driver in another car slammed into him.

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Officials say the driver abandoned their vehicle, jumped into a car with another person and took off.

As sunrise approached Dallas PD investigators were still trying to track down that hit and run driver.

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The eastbound lanes of LBJ/Interstate 635 were closed for hours as police completed their investigation. It was around 7:30 a.m. when all lanes of the highway were reopened.

CBSDFW.com Staff