The Suffolk County Police Department said Highway Patrol Officer Cody Matthews, along with New York State Department Environmental Protection Commissioner Nick Perkins, responded when a woman reported hitting a low-flying bald eagle on the top of a truck on the Sunrise Highway on Thursday to see.
23 September (News) — Police in New York came to the rescue of a bald eagle found on a freeway after colliding with a truck.
When the emergency services arrived, they found the eagle apparently injured on the side of the road.
The officials managed to force the bird of prey into a cage and take it to a rehabilitation center. The eagle is now being treated for a broken wing.