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Police: Suffolk officer hurt helping motorist on LIE in Medford

A Suffolk police vehicle was hit Thursday on

A Suffolk police vehicle was hit Thursday on the Long Island Expressway while an officer was assisting a motorist who had spun out, officials said. Photo Credit: James Carbone

A Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer was injured Thursday when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle while he was assisting a third motorist on the snowy Long Island Expressway, authorities said.

The officer, who was in his vehicle when it was hit, was helping a motorist who had spun out on the eastbound LIE in Medford, Suffolk County police said.

Police said the officer was taken to Long Island Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of minor injuries.

The accident happened at about 7:40 a.m. No other information was immediately available.

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