Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash

SAYVILLE – Corner of Lincoln Avenue and Hiddink Street / Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:41 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Sayville last evening.

James Dower, of Sayville, was walking northbound on Lincoln Avenue when he was struck by a 2013 Ford van that was traveling southbound on Lincoln Avenue and attempting to turn east onto Hiddink Avenue at 7:41 p.m. The driver of the van, James Gross, 47, of Sayville, remained at the scene.

Dower, 58, was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is being treated for a serious head injury.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Case Number: JJ/0240

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