Lake Ronkonkoma, NY - April 27th, 2015 - A Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol officer was injured when his vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor trailer on the Long Island Expressway in Lake Ronkonkoma this morning.
Highway Patrol Bureau Officer Arthur Hull was in his vehicle on construction detail and was in the process of diverting traffic off the LIE at exit 60 when a tractor trailer, driven by Harrideo Persaud, struck the rear of his car, approximately 100 feet west of the exit. The police car then struck the guardrail at approximately 4:45 a.m.
Officer Hull was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with neck and back pain.
Motor Carrier Safety Section officers conducted a follow-up safety inspection on the tractor trailer, owned by HS & S Trucking Corporation of Winter Garden, Florida.