Car mounts kerb and flips man into the air

This is the shocking moment a car mounts the curb and mows down a man trying to run away - sending him flying through the air.

The worrying dashcam video footage shows two men running down a pavement - closely tailed by a white car. The vehicle strikes the man, flipping him up in the air, before it speeds off.

The victim scrambles to his feet, pulls up his tracksuit bottoms and runs off out of shot, apparently uninjured.

Richard Smith, 46, captured scene while driving along Swanswell Street in Coventry at around 1.45pm on Tuesday (28).

He said the car involved vanished into the distance and the man who was hit ran into a nearby building.

'I have never seen anything like it in my life'

"He seemed like he was running away from the car. It looked like the car was chasing after him down the street," he said.

"The car went on to the pavement and hit him. He went flying into the air. We were shocked - very shocked. I have never seen anything like it in my life.

"We heard the bang from inside my car. I thought he would be seriously hurt and it wasn't nice to see. I have no idea how he managed to get back up and carry on running."

Richard captured the dash cam footage after picking up his niece from college. West Midlands Police has been contacted for comment.

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