Suffolk County first responders deliver baby on shoulder of Long Island Expressway


Baby born on the LIE!

Suffolk County’s finest, including SCPD officers and paramedics from Brentwood Legion Ambulance, delivered a baby girl in a vehicle on the shoulder of the Long Island Expressway on Feb. 26.

Quick-thinking Highway Patrol officers and a Fifth Precinct officer responded to a 911 call, rushing to assist mother-to-be Amy Steinberg, 36, who was in labor in the backseat of her car.

Steinberg, who was with her husband Ian, had pulled over near Exit 53, at 2:04 a.m.

Thanks to the quick actions of Sergeant Justin Carey and officers Kenneth Bunger, Matthew Siesto and Arnold Reyes, along with the assistance of paramedics from Brentwood Legion Ambulance, the healthy baby girl was delivered at 2:34 a.m.

Following the successful delivery, Steinberg, of Woodbury, and her newborn daughter were transported to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore. They were both reported to be in good condition.

Top: (L-R) Officer Kenneth Bunger, Sergeant Justin Carey, Officer Matthew Siesto. (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)