Terrifying footage shows racing driver smashing into mechanics in pit lane leaving four seriously injured during race in Brazil
- Four workers at a race in Brazil were left seriously injured after a car hit them
- Brazilian racing driver Erik Mayrink had been trying to rejoin race but crashed
- His car was knocked and swerved into workers sending them flying into the air
This is the horrifying moment a racing driver smashed into mechanics in the pit lane leaving four people seriously injured.
The terrifying footage was captured at the Stock Light Championship race at the Campo Grande racing track, in Brazil.
Racing car driver Erik Mayrink had been trying to rejoin the race after being being serviced in the pit.
But as he tries to drive back with the other cars he knocks into fellow contestant Gabriel Lusquinhos’ vehicle and is sent swerving to the side.
Mr Mayrink’s car is sent screeching into two mechanics and one racing driver who bounce over the car’s roof.
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He accelerates into a fourth worker who is sent crashing into the bonnet, which is ripped up with force, before he falls motionless to the ground.
Racing car driver Erik Mayrink smashed into two mechanics and one racing driver who bounce off the car roof in the Stock Light Championship race in Brazil
The Brazilian race car driver can be seen slamming on the brakes to stop the car before it crashes into a wall.
People can be heard shouting and running to help those hit in the freak accident as cars race past them.
Local media in Brazil reported that four of the mechanics were rushed to hospital with one in intensive care.
Mr Mayrink had tried to rejoin the race after being being serviced in the pit but knocks into fellow contestant Gabriel Lusquinhos’ vehicle
One of the mechanics suffered a broken leg with another suffering a broken foot.
A third mechanic suffered brain swelling and will remain in intensive care after being operated on. He is reported to be ‘stable’.
The Brazilian Stock Light Championship have not commented on the incident.
A third mechanic suffered brain swelling and will remain in intensive care after being operated on. He is reported to be ‘stable
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