Levittown Man Critical After Getting Hit By Car

26-year-old James Walker was hit by a car while walking in Bay Shore.

A Levittown man is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Bay Shore late Sunday night.

According to Suffolk County police, 26-year-old James Walker was struck by a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am while attempting to cross Union Boulevard at Windsor Avenue at approximately 9:05 p.m. He was admitted to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he remains in critical condition.

The Grand Am was heading westbound on Union Boulevard when it struck Walker. The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old West Islip woman, was not injured. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and Suffolk County Third Squad police are investigating the crash. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to contact the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential. 

Kelly Heimink Ryan October 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM
RIP James, You are greatly missed. We Love you. James M. Walker | Visit Guest Book WALKER - James M. of Levittown, NY on October 21, 2011 in his 26th year. Beloved son of Philip and Christina Walker. Graduated McArthur High School in 2003, Boston University in 2007, and graduating New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology in May 2012 where he would be an Emergency Room Doctor. James was the pebble in the pond whose ripple touched all of us. Family will receive friends Monday, after 2 pm, at the Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Home: 603 Wantagh Ave. (Exit 28N SSPKWY), Wantagh, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, 10:00 am, at St. Bernard's R.C. Church, Levittown, NY. Cemetery to be announced. Family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday, 2-5 and 7-9 pm. www.osheafuneral.com
Cathy Marconi June 01, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I met James a couple of times and he was a wonderful man with a bright future. I can't grasp how this could happen, was the driver texting, was she on the phone, was she falling asleep or just not paying attention? These are questions that should be answered and hopefully the police can get to the bottom of this so the family could have some closure. This was very tragic and I hope if she was at fault she pays for her actions very soon, it has been 7 months already and it is still fresh for his family and friends. I type this with tears in my eyes. Cathy
James W June 15, 2012 at 07:00 AM
James was an exceptional man to dedicate his life to helping others in the ER perhaps the hardest place to be in a hospital situation. Ironically if this had taken place one year from now it may have been him saving her life due to her own wrecklessness. With the evidence found and the fact that James was 6 foot 6 at about 240 pounds wearing a flourescent orange hat i find it very hard to believe that she could not see him in time to stop if she was doing the thrity miles an hour required by law. Perhaps she had a PBA card or a shield that did not make the investigators look into and collect the eveidence of the crime scene. How the attorney wound up with the neon cap and not the Suffolk County Investigation Unit shows something was being covered.Why would a cell phone not be confiscated as evidence as well as the precription drug to see if she was on the phone or texting or DUI. A terrible loss for a wonderful family and we all have to suffer for it as a community. The justice system is truly flawed. How a man can lose his child and know the reasons why yet receive no justice for it.The community should make the Investigators lower their wages and buy some books on how to conduct an investigation. Apparantly the Sufflok Police and DA do not know how to conduct the SOP protocol because they are to busy counting paychecks. What a travesty and loss for us all, May James rest in piece and may the woman resposible have her conscience eat at her for the rest of her days.
George Power June 19, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Just incredible that this Driver did not see this young man who stood at least 6 foot 5.Not being able to stop in time or swerve out of the way if this driver was in fact travelling at 30 miles an hour ? Why did this happen? Why was there no sobriety test? Was the driver possibly talking or texting on a cell phone? What about the prescription that was in the vehicle? Why is'nt this still an active investigation? Something is very wrong here. No parent should ever lose a child under any circumstances.Parents are left with a pain that subsides but never quite goes away.But in James' case his parents don't have the luxury of even trying to lessen the pain because they and every other concerned citizen are not satisfied with the findings of this incident.COME ON SUFFOLK COUNTY REOPEN THIS INVESTIGATION !!!! George Power


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