BAYPORT, NY — Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a single-vehicle crash that critically injured a teen in Bayport on Monday, Nov. 11.
According to police, James Cermak was driving a 2000 Toyota pickup truck eastbound on Veterans Memorial Highway when he lost control of the vehicle, which then overturned, at the merge with eastbound Sunrise Service Road at 10:34 a.m.
Cermak was partially ejected and a passing motorist used a car jack to lift the pickup off the victim.
Cermak, 18, of 177 Middle Island Road, Medford, was airlifted by Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.