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.