Race car crash smashes into pit lane with crew members thrown into air

These shocking scenes were captured at the Brazilian Stock Light Championship as a racing driver crashes into a group of mechanics sending them flying in the air.

In the video, drivers can be seen pulling into the pits as mechanics work on the cars.

Erik Mayrink then pulls in and is serviced worked on by the pit crew – but as he tries to rejoin the race disaster strikes.

Mayrink’s car collides with another vehicle and is sent careering back towards the mechanics, crashing into three of the workers before accelerating into a fourth who is sent flying high into the air by the collision.

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The mechanics lie on the ground and one can be seen motionless next to Mayrink’s stationary car as onlookers rush to help.

Local media report that three of the mechanics were rushed to the Santa Casa de Campo Grande hospital.

One of the mechanics suffered a broken tibia in the accident whilst another broke his foot. Both have now been discharged.

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The third mechanic had to be operated on after suffering brain swelling in the iincident.

The state of the third mechanic is reported as "stable" but he will remain in the Intensive Care Unit for "one or two days".

The Brazilian Stock Light Championship have not commented on the incident.

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