A Nassau police officer riding his motorcycle was struck in...

A Nassau police officer riding his motorcycle was struck in a hit-and-run crash on July 6 in North Bellmore. Credit: Jim Staubitser

The Nassau motorcycle officer who was critically injured in a hit-and-run this month underwent his second operation Wednesday, Nassau police said.

Officer George Day remained in critical but stable condition at a local hospital, police said.

The 14-year veteran suffered multiple broken bones and other injuries, including to his wrist, hip, femur and "all 18 of his ribs," Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder told attendees of a hearing Tuesday night about the safety of an Old Bethpage park after a fatal drug-related shooting there.

Police did not release any other information about  Day's surgery. 

The hit-and-run occurred July 6. Day was riding on Bellmore Avenue in North Bellmore when police say the suspect, Hussam Rajab, driving a Subaru Forester, ran a stop sign heading west on Alice Avenue and broadsided the motorcycle.

Police said the officer was thrown some distance away and that his motorcycle landed even farther from the point of impact.

Rajab was arrested 30 minutes later and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Ryder asked for good wishes for the officer, saying Tuesday was the first time he was able to sit in a chair. 

With John Valenti


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