NEW YORK – A Port Authority police officer was struck by a driver fleeing JFK Airport Saturday.
At around 5 p.m., the Port Authority officer approached a vehicle in Terminal 8 at JFK Airport when the driver allegedly sped away from the officer, Port Authority said.
The officer jumped out of the way, but was hit by an incoming vehicle, according to officials.
The driver fled from Terminal 8 onto the Van Wyck Expressway, which was immediately shut down for about 10 minutes, the Port Authority confirms.
The driver was able to flee the location.
The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.