A Nassau County police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver while conducting a traffic stop on the Long Island Expressway eastbound service road in Syosset on Monday morning, authorities said.

The highway patrolman, whose name was not released, was standing outside of his patrol car with emergency lights flashing when a large truck hauling pipes struck the officer, causing him to fall to the ground west of South Oyster Bay Road shortly before noon, police said.

The truck continued east without stopping and the officer was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his head, neck and back.

Second Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding the above accident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.