The horrifying moment an SUV ploughs into a crowd of skateboarders

This is the terrifying moment a speeding driver ploughs through a crowd of skateboarders.

The incident happened in Sao Paolo, Brazil where a celebration of World Skateboarding Day was taking place – with all local roads closed for the festivities.

The frightening footage is shown from different perspectives of bystanders caught up in the events and shows a black ford EcoSport SUV driving through the crowds of people.

One of the most disturbing moments comes at the beginning, showing a man being hit and ending up on the bonnet of the car as it accelerates.

Chaos ensues as people try desperately to escape the path of the car, but there are also angry bystanders who begin throwing their skateboards at the car in an attempt to stop the crazed driver.

Victims suffered only minor injuries, with many having a narrow escape. Police have said the driver fled the scene and is yet to be identified.

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