Officer Released From Hospital After Suffering Injuries

SYOSSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Nassau County police officer was the victim of a hit-and-run Monday morning in Syosset, authorities said.

The highway patrol officer was conducting a traffic stop just before noon on the Long Island Expressway’s South Service Road near South Oyster Bay Road when he was struck by a large truck while standing outside his car, police said. The truck, which was carrying pipes, continued to drive east without stopping, authorities said.

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The officer suffered injuries to his head, neck and back. He was taken to a hospital and released.

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Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

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