Syosset (WALK) - As Long Island's seeming epidemic of hit-and-runs continues, the latest incident has sent a police officer to the hospital.
Nassau police say that a highway patrol officer who was walking back to his squad car after a traffic stop was struck by a truck on the LIE South Service Road in Syosset around 12 noon yesterday. The truck, which was carrying pipes, was traveling eastbound approaching South Oyster Bay Road and didn't stop after striking the cop.
The officer was taken to a local hospital with injuries to his head, neck and back, but he was released after treatment.
Investigators say the police car's emegency lights were on when the officer was struck.
Police are now searching for the truck involved in this hit-and-run. Anyone with information is asked to contact Nassau Crime Stoppers at (800) 244-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.