Nicholas Batka, an NYPD officer is currently facing manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and assault charges, after driving his SUV on to a Brooklyn sidewalk Saturday night, killing one pedestrian and seriously injuring three others.
According to the New York Daily News, witnesses say Batka was speeding and swerving in the seconds before impact.
One victim had his leg torn off due to the crash, while another was smashed on to a railing, just four hours before Batka was to return at work.
Witnesses say he tried to get away by trying to reverse the car, but eventually realized that the car was still in drive. He then flashed his badge and tried to escape the scene, by jumping out of the passenger seat of his SUV. However, bystanders made sure to keep the door closed so he couldn’t get away until police arrived.
Once the EMT’s arrived they had to get a saw to remove the victim from the railing, while others say the other victim looked like he had took a chainsaw to the knee.
Another man that was hit by the vehicle was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, but unfortunately died.
Batka was charged with a DWI and suspended from the force; sources apparently told the Daily News that he refused to take a Breathalyzer test.
Charges are still pending against the rookie officer who joined the NYPD back in January 2015.
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