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North Bellmore man accused of broadsiding motorcycle cop is arraigned

Hussam Rajab was charged with leaving the scene

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

A North Bellmore motorist accused of broadsiding a Nassau County motorcycle officer, then fleeing the scene was ordered held on $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash at his arraignment Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead. 

Hussam Rajab, 40, was charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident with a serious physical injury. 

Officer George Day was in critical but stable condition after his motorcycle was hit Saturday in North Bellmore, police said. Day, a 14-year veteran, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center. Sunday, a Nassau police spokesman said Day's condition was unchanged.

The officer was on patrol at 8:20 a.m. Saturday on Bellmore Avenue in North Bellmore when police say Rajab, driving a Subaru Forester, ran a stop sign heading west on Alice Avenue and broadsided the motorcycle at 8:20 a.m., then sped away.

A highway patrol officer spotted the Subaru about 30 minutes later, heading east on Sunrise Highway near the Meadowbrook Parkway, where the driver was stopped and arrested, Smith said.

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