Police: Nassau County officer fighting for his life after ‘violent’ hit-and-run

Carol D'Auria
July 06, 2019 - 2:19 pm



NORTH BELLMORE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) – A Nassau County police officer was critically injured after a driver crashed into his motorcycle and then fled the scene, police say.

The officer was hit by a Subaru Forrester around 8:30 a.m. at Bellmore and Alice avenues in North Bellmore.

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, police said the officer was "broadsided" by the driver who had allegedly run a stop sign.

Police called it a "violent" crash and they said the impact sent the officer flying.

He was taken to an area hospital in critical but stable condition with multiple internal injuries.

His identity has not been released, but police said he is a 14-year veteran assigned to the highway motorcycle unit.

The alleged driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Hussam Rajab, was caught about 30 minutes later and arrested.

Rajab was charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident with a serious physical injury.

Police said they don’t believe Rajab was on drugs or alcohol.

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