The 57-year-old man was severely injured after his vehicle flipped over several times before landing on its roof in the water.
The officer was reported to have stopped the vehicle and immediately administered aid to the 66-year-old man before paramedics arrived.
Sirvonte De Romeo Rice was a passenger in the vehicle. There is no word on the extent of his injuries.
After leaving a luncheon hosted by the Association for a Better New York, Cuomo and his staff encountered a wreck on the thoroughfare traversing Brooklyn and Queens.
The 60 injured people were transported to three hospitals in the area, according to a spokesperson for the turnpike.
At the time of the accident there were eight other people inside the car.
Trejo downplayed his contributions, saying "The only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat."
"It's only now that I'm realising that we probably saved his life," one of the officers said.
"Sorry, just some cars have had a bit of a crash behind us," Alison Freeman said.
Days before doctors were scheduled to transfer one of the fertilised eggs into Liu, the couple died in a car crash.
Another U.S. state just passed a law allowing "wildlife salvage."
Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City account for 42 percent of pedestrian fatalities.
Improving economy, lower gas prices among reasons suspected for increase in traffic deaths.