Three women and a baby in a stroller narrowly escaped death after an SUV crashed out of a parking garage – landing just meters away from them.
CCTV footage shows the car suddenly driving through the wall and landing nose-down just behind the group in Balneario Camboriu, Brazil.
Debris covered the spot where the women stood while the car’s driver was able to stagger out of the vehicle.
Passers-by rushed to the women’s aid, with a 23-year-old being taken to hospital in an ambulance.
She suffered head trauma and fractures to her pelvis and chest and remains in serious condition.
The other two women and the baby did not require medical attention, the local fire department reported.
The driver, who was also taken to hospital, claims the car had a “mechanical breakdown”.
Military police said he was arrested for leaving the scene of the accident without helping the victims.
They added that the car belonged to a Paraguayan family visiting the area.
The driver is said to be the son of the 69-year-old owner of the Paraguayan vehicle.
Military Police Sergeant Denicio Francisco Rosa said: “He claims that the car broke down mechanically.
“As a result, he eventually lost control of the car and went through the wall.”
After the driver was breathalysed at the hospital, it was found that he was below the legal alcohol limit.
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