A pimp caught beating a woman was killed when his speeding getaway car collided with a garbage truck.
Mustafa Abdul-Qawiyy and one of his prostitutes were attacking the woman with a bat when cops spotted them.
"Her head was bleeding and she was screaming 'Stop, stop,' but he just kept hitting her," said witness Robert Justice, 47.
As officers ran up, guns drawn, Abdul-Qawiyy, 42, and Fabienne Francois-Couch, 25, let their victim go and hopped into a waiting red 1996 Buick Roadster.
Francois-Couch was behind the wheel, speeding east along W.52nd St. when they crossed into the path of a private sanitation truck
Abdul-Qawiyy was killed instantly and Francois-Couch badly injured. She was listed in critical condition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell.
"That man was just beating the [woman] like an animal," said Justice. "That pimp got what he deserved. I call it poetic justice."
Abdul-Qawiyy's victim was identified as Tiffany Raspberry, 20, of Brooklyn. She suffered a broken arm in the beating but was released in the hours after the attack. Raspberry denied knowing him when reached by a reporter.
Police sources said AbdulQawiyy, who lived on Staten Island, had just begun pimping out women.
Francois-Couch has several prior arrests for prostitution and drug possession. She is expected to face additional charges for the assault on Raspberry.