In an amazingly heroic act, a police officer who a car zooming down the road made a quick move to save a child, putting his own life at risk in the process.
The incident was caught on tape from the dash cam of another vehicle on the road. What it showed in 25 seconds was how heroes act in the face of danger.
A Belarusian police officer was assisting a sixth grade schoolboy across the street when, seemingly out of nowhere, a car came zooming toward the pair. The video caught the police officer shielding the young child with his body to prevent the vehicle from striking the child.
The accident was recorded on a car dashboard camera and took place in Vitebsk, in northeast Belarus, on Wednesday according to RT.
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The sixth grade student was crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing when the male driver of the oncoming minivan lost control of his car. Luckily, junior police officer Sergey Batalko was on the scene and was walking behind the child when he first noticed the out of control vehicle.
Batalko quickly picked up the child by his book bag and lifted him out of harm’s way, shielding the student with his own body. Batalko was injured in the incident, sustaining a shin injury, but the officer kept the young boy from getting seriously hurt.
Other drivers witnessed the accident and offered their help to the injured officer while also calling traffic police. The officer, after ensuring the child was safe, walked to the vehicle and opened the door to confront the driver, at which point the video cut off.
The driver, a 59-year-old man, was unable to explain why he violated traffic regulations and faced fines of up to about $300. He may also have his driver’s license suspended for up to two years.
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This is absolutely amazing — this child may very well be alive today because of the quick action of Officer Batalko.
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