New York – A Long Island police officer was injured at work when he was hit by a car on the highway. The cop, working for the Suffolk County Police Department, was working on the side of the highway investigating an unrelated car crash. His investigation soon turned into a second car accident when a pick-up truck crashed suddenly into his police cruiser, then crushing into the policeman. The injured officer suffered a severe head injury with traumatic brain injury (TBI) during the pedestrian accident. The TBI included a traumatic intracranial hemorrhage according to officials. The accident victim was taken in for emergency brain surgery to reduce swelling from the brain bleed and he remained on a ventilator in a medically induced coma. He was also evaluated for neck and back spinal injuries as well as additional wounds from the truck collision. Work injuries like this need to be covered by workmen’s compensation insurance and not usually by traditional health insurance in New York State. The injured worker will certainly require long-term care and monitoring if he is able to be successfully weaned off of the ventilator. Details of his work accident injuries will become more clear as time progresses. To read more about this police on-the-job accident at work, see this article.
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