Police say motorcycle officer injured in hit-and-run crash

July 6, 2019

NORTH BELLMORE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a motorcycle officer is in critical condition after a hit-and-run driver broadsided him on Long Island.

The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday in North Bellmore.

Nassau County police say the motorcycle officer was on duty when the driver of a Subaru SUV ran a stop sign, broadsided the motorcycle and kept going.

Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Smith tells Newsday the officer was thrown “a good distance away” and the motorcycle was thrown even farther.

The officer is in critical but stable condition at Nassau University Medical Center. Police did not release his name.

Police say the Subaru driver, 40-year-old Hussam Rajab, was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. It’s not clear if he has an attorney who can speak for him.

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