03/30/2014 09:12 EDT | Updated 05/30/2014 05:59 EDT

Stretch of Hwy 7 closed following serious crash

A stretch of Highway 7 has been closed in both directions between Martin Grove Road and Highway 27 in Vaughan following a serious crash.

York Regional Police said a driver lost control of his vehicle, wrapping it around a hydro pole at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

The man suffered serious injuries and the roof of his vehicle had to be cut off in order to free him.

The highway is not expected to reopen until this afternoon.