Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Nassau Daily Voice serves Glen Cove, Hempstead, Long Beach, North Hempstead & Oyster Bay
Return to your home site

Menu

Nassau Daily Voice serves Glen Cove, Hempstead, Long Beach, North Hempstead & Oyster Bay

Nearby Towns

  • Suffolk
    serves Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, North Fork, Riverhead, Smithtown & The Hamptons
Breaking News: Worker Dies After Falling From Business Roof On Long Island
News

Swan Snarls Rush-Hour Traffic On Long Island Expressway

NYPD Officers Emily Baron and Michael DeFranco saved the large swan from the busy highway.
NYPD Officers Emily Baron and Michael DeFranco saved the large swan from the busy highway. Photo Credit: Bobby Horvath/Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation

A group of NYPD officers from the 111 Precinct had some drivers on the Long Island Expressway doing a double-take as they worked to capture an injured swan.

Yep, a swan.

The incident took around 4:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, in the fast lane of the busy highway in Bayside, Queens.

The officers, Emily Baron and Michael DeFranco responded to the area after receiving a 911 call that the 20-pound bird had crash-landed on the highway.

Emergency Services officers blocked off traffic as Baron and DeFranco used a large animal crate to wrestle the injured animal into the cage.

They then contacted Bobby Horvath, who runs the non-profit Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation to take care of the bird.

Horvath said on Facebook the swan is feeling much better and she probably just ran out of steam being so far inland. 

"It's a mystery where she came from possibly Oakland Gardens or the bay off the Cross Island Parkway," he wrote.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Nassau Daily Voice!

Serves Glen Cove, Hempstead, Long Beach, North Hempstead & Oyster Bay

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.