Given that the Turnpike cuts through countryside and
meadowlands filled with wildlife, it’s not surprising that animals
and birds occasionally find their way onto the superhighway—sometimes
with tragic results. However, there are some positive stories of co-existence—like
the day traffic on the nation’s busiest limited access toll road
ground to a halt when a family of ducks decided to go for a walk. Hear
how toll collector Ronald “Rocky” Sorrentino (who worked for
the Turnpike from 1956 to 1987) handled the emergency.